Originally Posted by catgirl
SOunds like this tester has no experience with gifted kids, and was even clueless enough to take your very small child's issues personally. From everything you've said about your kid, he sounds very gifted. Silverman again points out that IQ tests are a bit like pregnancy tests - there's no such thing as a false positive, but you can certainly get a false negative. HTH.
It's fascinating to me how different testers can be. Some people seem to take this job because they're fascinated by very intelligent people, and they really get a kick out of meeting them, talking with them, and watching their minds work. This was the case with my 7th grade tester as well as the man who did my mother's test last summer; they were both thrilled to be talking to people with extraordinary minds that worked in ways which were somewhat foreign to them and relatively uncommon. Other testers seem to be trying to prove the point that most people are average, and still others seem to be trying to prove that they themselves are smarter than most people. I've encountered precious few who test children with the goal of assisting them to be the best that they can be (and you'd think there would have been more, considering all of the Early Intervention people wandering through BeastieBeast's life). Crazy stuff!