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I've been mildly concerned about my youngest kiddo and had her evaluated for delays. The ladies who administered it said that "normal" scores are 85-115, and she ended up scoring 85+ in all areas, so they said there's no cause for concern right now. But I find it a bit concerning, still, that she didn't score higher than 93 in any of the areas (half scores in the 80's and the other half in the low 90's). Is it really the case that since no one single score was "too low", it doesn't matter that all of them as a whole seem pretty low?

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With the normal bell curve, 2/3 of children will fall within the range of -1 standard deviation to +1 standard deviation. A score of 85 represents the 16th percentile (16% score the same or lower and 84% score the same or higher). A score of 93 is the 32nd percentile. So those scores are below-average but still within the "normal" range.

 

According to my coursework, scores in that range mean to keep an eye on things and reassess later on if you still have concerns.

 

From my "real world" experience as a parent of a "twice exceptional" (gifted + disabled) child, I would want to get an IQ test (if you don't already have one) to compare the underlying cognitive potential with the test results. A child with an above-average IQ and low-normal test scores in other areas IMHO would benefit from intervention.

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From my "real world" experience as a parent of a "twice exceptional" (gifted + disabled) child, I would want to get an IQ test (if you don't already have one) to compare the underlying cognitive potential with the test results. A child with an above-average IQ and low-normal test scores in other areas IMHO would benefit from intervention.

 

Where or how do I get an IQ test for such a young child (not quite 2 yet)? I believe she is extremely intelligent and would be interested in pursuing this idea. In particular, I've found, when getting services for my son (oldest child), that his problems have to be "worse" (in some sense) because he's so smart, and most of the people we've worked with can't disentangle the 2e side of things. So I'm also interested in perhaps having him IQ tested as well, but I don't actually know where to start with something like that, that could separate the issue of high intelligence from the problem areas we're having/seeing.

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My daughter had the Bayley and the Mullen administered as a toddler but her scores on that did not reflect her actual underlying gifted IQ as determined by the Leiter at 6 1/2.

 

Did you have the testing done through Early Intervention? I would recommend putting your child's name on the waiting list now for a developmental pediatrician because it can take 6+ months to get in to see one. You can always cancel the appointment if there is a breakthrough and you are no longer concerned about the delays.

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Did you have the testing done through Early Intervention? I would recommend putting your child's name on the waiting list now for a developmental pediatrician because it can take 6+ months to get in to see one. You can always cancel the appointment if there is a breakthrough and you are no longer concerned about the delays.

 

Yes, it was through early intervention in our school district. I've never even heard of a developmental pediatrician, so I'll go look that up and see what I can do. Thanks!

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You can check this site to see if there is a developmental pediatrician near you. I would recommend calling around to several to see what the wait time is. The closest one to me had an 18 month waiting list and the second closest had a 9 month waiting list. I wound up traveling to a hospital an hour away because that had the shortest wait list I could find at 6 months.

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What do you actually search for? I didn't see any results for anything in Nebraska, but I also didn't see anything labeled "developmental pediatrics" specifically, so I tried a variety of stuff like developmental disabilities, delays, etc.

 

I found one person (not on the search site you listed, but just by searching online) who does this an hour away from me (noone closer that I could find) who is scheduling in October right now, and I haven't yet found anyone else, so I'd love to do some comparing!

 

Will these folks have experience with 2e stuff, generally speaking? Is it worth it (in your opinion) to have my 7 yo re-evaluated by someone like this, even though he's been seeing the same psychologist for 3-4 years and already has an OT just 5 min from my house? He hasn't really had very broad evaluations, that I can tell: mostly just very specific when we felt he was having specific issues. But I wonder if there's more going on with him than we currently know, just because he is so dang smart.

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Thanks! I'll check it out.

 

 

I mentioned it to my ped today while we were there for something else, and he immediately said that there are red flags everywhere, and he'd rather see us start getting private therapy at least for speech than wait another six months to re-evaluate everything. His opinion was that with ASD already in the family, having her lowest scores be in social/emotional and communication areas, despite clearly high intelligence, just screams asd again and so we should intervene sooner and perhaps more aggressively than he might otherwise recommend for a child this age. So now we're having a new speech eval done through someone he recommends in the next few weeks, and we'll do that until we can get in to one of the developmental people later in the year.

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