Posted by: Concerned MoM | 2004/10/12



I would like to know if it is a good idea to test my daughters IQ, as i think she is outstanding and thinks maybe she could be going to a better school then the one i am sending her nest year (gr 1)

If it is good could you please give me some place where this could be done.

I think if your child could have better give it, no matter how much it costs!!!!!

Thank you

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I would not advise the IQ test, but rather say give your child the best anyhow! Remember a child's performance is not only influenced by her IQ. Giving her the best does not always imply sending her to the most expensive school, but giving her lots of your own time and attention as well. Children need to grow up as well balanced individuals and they can rise to the top irrespective of their external circumstances if whe provide the correct support.

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Posted by: Purple | 2004/10/12

I don't know about the value of doing the IQ test, the paed will no doubt answer your question fully.

I do know that psychologists have various types of IQ tests. Also, if you do a google search for Mensa, they will no doubt have details of how to go about getting tested.

Remember that a child's IQ test won't give a score, but will give the "age" the child is functioning at - is the child 2 years ahead of others its age, 1 year behind etc. This wouldn't mean that your child could be promoted ahead, but rather that she grasps things more quickly and can use reason and logic better than others her age. The IQ test shows potential - it is up to your child to fulfil this potential.

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