This package is available from 4 years of age.
The ‘Intellectual Assessment for Giftedness’ is a diagnostic assessment to identify whether a child is within the gifted range of ability and to help guide and assist in making informed decisions regarding intellectual and academic potential within the home, school or external programs.
“A Gifted child is one who performs or who has the ability to perform at a level significantly beyond his or her chronologically aged peers and whose unique abilities and characteristics require special provisions and social and emotional support from the family, community and educational context”. Harrison, C. (2003).
A gifted child may also experience difficulties and areas of weakness. They may present as underachievers or experience learning difficulties (despite gifted intelligence); experience challenging behaviours and attitudes; disengage and withdraw from school, family and peers; experience low self-esteem, low motivation or resilience; and may experience psychological vulnerability including anxiety and perfection. Completing an assessment of giftedness will identify areas of need and provide recommendations for support in order to reach a child’s true potential.
The Brilliant Minds ‘Intellectual Assessment of Giftedness’ includes a cognitive assessment, academic assessment and an analysis of a series of rating scales reviewing various areas of giftedness (intellectual, academic, motivation, creativity, leadership and artistic talent), adaptive behaviours and executive functions.
The package includes:
Session 1: Parent/Guardian Only Intake Session (1 Hour) – No children are to attend the intake session. Session 2: Cognitive Assessment with Child – WPPSI-IV or WISC-V (2 Hours)
Session 3: Academic Assessment with Child – WIAT-III (3 Hours)
Session 4: Parent/Guardian Feedback Session (1 Hour)
A comprehensive written report is provided as part of this package. Please note there is a two to three week turn around for report writing. There is a four week turnaround for report writing if the assessment is completed with a Provisional Psychologist. You will be provided with this information at the time of booking an assessment.
Based on 12 hours of clinician time, inclusive of a written report)
A $400 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking
THIS ASSESSMENT IS NOT COVERED BY MEDICARE. IF YOU HAVE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR PROVIDER TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY CAN COVER FOR YOU. THE PRIVATE HEALTH CODE FOR ASSESSMENT IS 100.