My daughter is 7 3/4. She has ADHD, sensory processing disorder, and terrible eyesight. She's had glasses since she turned 3 and now wears bifocals, and needs a new pair (hopefully will get this within the next month as I just got vision benefits through my new job). She was tested with the WPSII at about age 5 and her composite IQ was around 135, but the tester thought she might test higher in the future if she would, for example, spend less time under the talbe refusing to cooperate.
As part of her re-evaluation for her IEP, the school psychologist administered the RAIS IQ test on her. The day she did the test, my daughter came home with a fever of 101, so it was possibly the worst day EVER for this, but the psych said she didn't seem ill at the time. So, ok, then.
Her verbal IQ was 147, which is more than 3 standard deviations above the norm (I'm not sure how closely these scores compare to other IQ tests). This is par for the course for the child who could say 500 words when she was 18 months old.
Her non-verbal IQ was 99, so obviously a big difference.
What I'd like to know is, could her vision impact her non-verbal IQ? Is the huge discrepancy related to her ADHD or SPD?
I'm pretty sure it's non-verbals scores that going to sink her on the COGAT, which means she'll never ever ever get into the gifted program in our district, despite her verbal skills and being advanced in all academic areas. If we lived half a mile south, she'd be probably be a shoe-in in the other district's identical program because they admit based on individual subtest scores.
Edited by Aufilia - 10/22/13 at 9:45pm