I do not know that much about testing, and I have not tested my kids and likely never will unless they ask. But I would suggest Gifted Minds if you are interested, IQ is also relatively accurate, a gifted psych will also be able to help and there are all types of tests which I do not know anything about.
I'll come on later with a link to Gifted Minds, you could search though probably easily.
cheers windmill your always so helpful smile
Hello Gypsy Kylz,
Yep, i do mean "testing" as in IQ testing smile
We did it to try and get early entry to school, but it also helped us to understand our child better.
As far as i am aware, for a school to do anything to accomodate a gifted child, (For eg. Grade Skip, Subject acceleration, G&T programs ect,) testing has to be done...
I was told by the NSW Dept of education that for early entry i would have to start the testing, (to allow enough time for processing), at least 3 terms before my child was to start school.
oh ok, i dont know if ill start her early, im thinking of homeschooling maybe anyway and have already started kinder level maths and phonetics (5yr old) so i guess if i did put her in a mainstream school she might get bored. will have to remember this if it ever comes up, thanks smile
thanks windmill - it was a joke - as in we werent smart enough to see that our own child was gifted.. LOL.
but you are correct, both DH & i have high IQ's - falling into the 'highly gifted' ie: intellectual category.. so, not a genius - although i do tell DH that i am cause he is 2 IQ points behind me, so i am clearly way smarter than him... LOL
My girl eats weird combinations of food - if that's what your talking about, but i dont think that she is going to be anywhere near as 'gifted' as DS - she is a completely different personality type, but she is showing some of the same traits as DS, but sometimes i look at her & think OMG - you are soooo blonde sometimes, but meh - she's only 5, so only time will tell - she's bored in preprimary already, but at least i know what to do this time..
so is it a sign that they may be gifted if they have obsessive or odd habits or traits? my DD is very funny with things being 'out of order' so things like stacks of books or coaster must be lined up and ornaments and toys i often find evenly spaced in order from biggest to smallest lined up along window sills huh
shes been doing that since she was about 15months, even at cafes and other peoples houses! lol
if you dont mind me asking, whats considered a high IQ? ive only ever done various computer tests but never an official one and i got between 127-131 on them huh
but i did them for the fun of it lol