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Dr. Rita has been conducting IQ testing for children, teens and young adults for over 20 years. Although the ULTIMATE GIFT is a child who is HAPPY AND HEALTHY, she recognizes that children with gifted intelligence need to be identified as they often exhibit special needs in terms of meeting their cognitive potential and academic needs.
Parents interested in making an application for their children to additional various gifted programs, such as the Davidson Institute, Mensa, or The Mirman School, or other schools, need to have their child assessed with an IQ test.
Dr. Rita Eichenstein, in collaboration with The Mirman School for Gifted Children in Los Angeles, is one of the licensed psychologists designated to conduct IQ testing which would to allow a child to apply for admission. She has been working with the Mirman School in this capacity for over 15 years.
Administering an IQ test usually takes approximately 90 minutes for children, but the parent feedback time varies. Sessions can range from 90 minutes to over 120 minutes, depending on your needs. All testing packages need to be chosen in advance of the testing date.
There are several testing packages available:
1. BASIC IQ: IQ test and score only (no feedback beyond score) - this is for the Mirman School candidates only, although parents can choose to both apply to Mirman AND choose an enhanced package for more information.
2. ENHANCED IQ: IQ test, score and in-depth feedback for parents discussing your child's strengths and possible challenges, including school choices
3. ENHANCED IQ PLUS WRITTEN REPORT: IQ test, score, in-depth feedback for parents, plus detailed written report
4. ENHANCED IQ PLUS EDUCATIONAL SCREENING: This includes IQ testing, academic screening, in-depth feedback plus written report
5. MEET AND GREET: add-on option the day before testing, for shy children to come over and get used to the testing space.
In addition to the above, if parents would like to schedule additional sessions with Dr. Rita to discuss their child's learning style or address other personal concerns, additional time will be scheduled as needed. Another popular add-on option is a pre-scheduled 20 minute "meet and greet" appointment for shy children to just come and play, so they are more comfortable during testing time.
For IQ testing, children will take one of the following Wechsler tests:
WPPSI IV (ages 4-6) (Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scales of Intelligence, Fourth Edition)
WISC V (ages 6-16) (Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children, Fifth Edition)
For teens over 16 and young adults, the following is offered: WAIS-IV (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales, Fourth Edition)
Secondary options: Stanford Binet 5 IQ test is also available, as well as RIAS-2 for online administration
For more IQ testing information: please contact Dr Rita Eichenstein: [email protected]
NEW!! CHOOSE YOUR OWN APPOINTMENT THROUGH ONLINE SCHEDULING: https://calendly.com/drrita/iq-testing
COVID UPDATE: DR RITA IS NOW OFFERING TESTING AT HER OUTDOORS ROOF GARDEN OFFICE IN WESTWOOD AREA. IQ TESTING IS ALSO AVAILABLE ONLINE USING ZOOM PLATFORM. PLEASE EMAIL TO SEE IF YOUR CHILD IS A CANDIDATE FOR ONLINE TESTING.
Please bear in mind that an IQ score is only a number and your special child has tons of wonderful gifts regardless of what this number will mean. IQ is not the best measure or predictor for everyone or for all success measures. IQ tests do not measure creativity, leadership, initiative, curiosity, commitment, artistic skill, musical talent, social skills, emotional well-being, or physical prowess – all components which can be included in definitions of giftedness. There is considerable evidence that students who are economically disadvantaged, from ethnic minorities, and/or speak English as a second language generally receive a lower score on IQ tests. This is a fault in the tests, not the students.
Some parents are disappointed when their child’s number is not “high enough”. Please remember that only 1-2% of children are in the “gifted” category per IQ testing, yet all children have gifts! As nice as it may sound to have a “gifted child”, the ultimate gift is a child who is healthy and happy. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about gifted testing for your child, so dont hesitate to reach out and ask.