The testing to determine eligibility for a Gifted Identification (in various school boards) is a half-day process. Standardized measures evaluate the child's overall intellectual functioning, as well as identifying areas of relative strength and weakness. A screening of the child's foundational academic skills is also included.
What is our Process?
A Review of Relevant History
- A detailed, semi-structured interview with parents and client (if appropriate) regarding current functioning and developmental history.
- A review of report cards and other relevant documentation.
Assessment of Cognitive Functioning and an Academic Screening
- Administration of a standardized intelligence measure (e.g., WISC-V or WAIS-IV)
- Administration of selected subtests from a standardized academic battery.
Presentation of Results
- After the assessment results have been thoroughly reviewed by the assessor and/or a supervising psychologist, parents and/or client (if appropriate) will participate in a comprehensive feedback consultation.
- A full written report will follow, which will include assessment-related data, suitability for gifted programming, as well as recommendations and strategies to assist with personal and academic functioning.
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Below is a list of issues that may affect a student’s ability to be successful in school:
Learning Disabilities and Learning Disorders (e.g., Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and Dyscalculia), Language Disorders, Phonological Processing, Graphomotor Functioning, Memory, Executive Functioning, Developmental Delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Developmental Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety Disorders (e.g., Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Selective Mutism, Separation Anxiety, School Refusal), Mood Disorders (Depression), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Tic Disorders.
Chisholm Psychology Centre is the practice of Dr. Emily Bryntwick, Ph.D., C.Psych. and Ms. Sonia Khan, M.A., C.Psych., Psychologists