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You can get low cost testing through a university talent search. Duke, Northwestern and University of Iowa serve my general location. I don't know who serves your area. Hoagies does, though.
Northwestern can test kids under 5, but recommends that the child have some familiarity with numbers and letters before testing, because that's on the test.
I believe that both my children may be at least mildly gifted.
I sense it, I see other kids, and I see how different my children are. I have other parents mention how advanced they are too.
I never saw the need to get them tested until recently.
I want to KNOW, not just suspect. I feel like a lot of their unique "issues" can be understood by parents of gifted children, but I always feel like a fraud around parents of gifted children, because I don't trust myself.
I guess I just want to know. If they are not, no worries, then I know. If they are, then I think it will help me understand them better.
How can I go about getting them tested, and at what age?
My daughter is 3.5 and my son is 20 months. (gosh, sometimes I forget how YOUNG they are!! lol)
What tests are good, and how do I get them?
Mom to a teenager and a middle schooler.
Talent search tests are a great, low-cost option...but they're not IQ tests.
Some talent search offices do intelligence testing along with achievement testing.
To test for the summer program for preschool students through 3rd grade, the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern does both a Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test and a Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement.
The testing fee is $110.
It's a great low cost option for the parent of younger kids.
Do you think of the KBIT as an IQ test? I've always thought of it as an estimate, like the CogAt. (But I may be showing my ignorance here.)
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