Giftedness is considered an identification of superior cognitive ability (98th percentile or greater) which is significantly more advanced than other peers their age. These children are typically advanced or high potential learners and require opportunities to learn at a faster pace to stimulate their intellectual growth and achieve their full potential. Giftedness is not a diagnosis; it is an identification of superior intellectual ability
Individuals seeking a gifted assessment often want to clarify whether their child meets a school board or private school’s criteria for gifted programming. In Ontario, all school boards require evidence/results of a standardized intelligence test completed by a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and providing evidence of very superior intelligence. However, some school boards require more comprehensive testing to establish that a child has both the cognitive ability and academic skill development to be successful in a gifted classroom.
At CITC we provide assessment for giftedness of children who are 6 years old and up. The process of testing typically takes 3 hours and involves:
- Assessment of cognitive abilities through standardized intelligence testing (i.e., WISC-V)
- Assessment of academic abilities (i.e., reading, writing/spelling, mathematics).
If you require more information about Giftedness assessments or would like to book an initial consult please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 416-570-5050.