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My 8 year old that I can't figure out is going for WISC testing. The psychologist says it is going to be an hour, followed by a break if needed than another 4 hrs. After that, hubby received a call that two sessions are required and our out of pocket payment stays the same. Does WISC-IV take that long because goggling turns up shorter testing time. ETA: The 2nd session was in case an in depth observation for autism if needed. The psychologist ran the TOVA to rule out ADHD. He also ran other tests. So now ADHD is ruled out, strong overall on visual and normal on audio. Autism is ruled out too. What is verbally recommended is that my boy qualifies for speech and needs an evaluation to rule out SPD. Since he does not diagnose SPD, he suggest that we get both boys evaluated for SPD (because I asked about getting older evaluated and older might qualify for OT). We are getting a report later for the pediatrician and their school because this boy likely would get a 504. We still need to get his teachers to fill up the ADHD, GADS (autism) forms just in case there is anything we (parents) miss. We'll be paying less too as we did not need the 2nd session.
Hi all! I'm new to the board and trying to find someone to help me fully understand my DD's IQ test scores. She is 7 (almost 8) and was given the WISC-IV Short Form to see if she qualifies for the Highly Gifted & Talented program at her school. She does qualify but I'd like some guidance to help me in terms of what I should to be asking for at her school beyond just plopping her into the "gifted" room. (We have a "school within a school" model where one classroom at each grade level is designated as a Highly GT room where all HGT* kids are placed and then GT** kids are also placed if there is still room. By 4th grade the classes are 100% HGT kids, so we're fortunate she identified this year and we don't have to worry about 3rd - 5th grade in terms of placement.) *HGT = 98th percentile and above **GT = 90th percentile and above In searching for help in understanding what some of this means I'm finding that our report isn't written the way the samples online are written and it's confusing me. Here is what the report says. Verbal Comprehension: Similarities - 13 Vocabulary - 14 Comprehension - 12 Perceptual Reasoning: Block Design - 12 Picture Concepts - 13 Matrix Reasoning - 16 Factor Scores Verbal Comprehension: Composite Score = 138 Percentile = 99 Confidence Interval 95% = 129-142 Perceptual Reasoning: Composite Score = 123 Percentile = 94 Confidence Interval 95% = 114-129 General Ability Index: Composite Score = 136 Percentile = 99 Confidence Interval 95% = 129-140 Interpreted Intellectual Ability: Very Superior Range Interpretation: "Monkey" scored within the Very Superior range of cognitive functioning on the WISC-IV Short Form, with verbal skills within the Very Superior range and nonverbal skills within the Superior range. She demonstrated strengths in concrete verbal reasoning and vocabulary development. A relative weakness was noted in practical social judgment (although still within the Average range for her age). In nonverbal subtests, she demonstrated a significant strength in abstract reasoning, a strength in conceptual reasoning, and a relative weakness in visual-motor coordination (although still within the Average range for her age). Questions: 1. I understand why we weren't given her FSIQ (they didn't test her on all the criteria they use to determine that score... right?) but I'm wondering how close the GAI score of 136 is to what her actual IQ might be? I just understand that scale better. I mean if her IQ is 136, I'm actually a little scared of her! :tongue_smilie: 2. Can anyone tell me what %iles her individual scores fall in? %iles make more sense to me. For example; is 16 a really, really high score for Matrix Reasoning? What %ile would that be? 3. In the interpretation they said, "A relative weakness was noted in practical social judgment (although still within the Average range for her age)." Which test measured "practical social judgement?" Is this something she needs help with? 4. Same question regarding "a relative weakness in visual-motor coordination (although still within the Average range for her age)." So, I've figured out that she's smarter than me :tongue_smilie:! I just feel that I need to understand this so that I can advocate for her. If I don't know what to ask for I can't be an active participant in her education. What needs to be in her Advanced Learning Plan? (because her ALP for this year is a joke. Seriously.) Any help, insight etc would be greatly appreciated! :001_smile: ETA: Just for reference if you're going to advise me about what she needs academically, I also have these scores. I understand these because the written reports were very clear. CogAT (verbal): 97 CogAT (quantitative): 85 Ravens (visual/spatial reasoning): 95 (These are her scores from the testing done while she was in 1st grade last year. Her scores this year were invalid because the examiner had a very heavy accent and Monkey couldn't understand him, and had a full blown panic attack, her scores were a huge anomaly, that's why they gave her the WISC-IV this year.) The following were given during a study we participated in and her school would not accept them, which I totally understand but I think they give insight into her areas of giftedness. WIAT-II Age Based Standard Score %tile Classification Written Expression: 123 94th Well above average Spelling: 113 81st Above average TEWL –II Standard Score %tile Classification BWQ 117 87 Above Average CWQ 121 91 Above Average GWQ 123 94 Above Average CELF-4 Standard Score %tile Classification ELI 136 99 Upper extreme range
My daughter is going to be 7 in a couple months, and we just had her evaluated using the WISC-IV and parts of the WIAT. Our appointment to go over the results is scheduled for this Friday, and for some reason, I'm getting increasingly nervous. (What if they didn't take into account "imaginative answers"? What if they didn't use the correct index to evaluate the scores?) So, anyway, as I prepare for the results, I'm wondering what sorts of questions I should ask, should I be on the lookout for anything particular, etc. I know there have been lots of things that I've thought of in the past, but for some reason, I never wrote them down, and now my mind is just blank. For those of you who have already been through this, what pointers do you have to share? Is there anything you wish you had asked during the results meeting? Or anything that might stand out in the results themselves that I should be on the lookout for? Anything that would be helpful is much appreciated!