We offer gifted placement assessments for students preschool through grade school. Gifted children demonstrate high academic performance and intellectual aptitude. Parents are encouraged to use their discretion in determining a child’s readiness for testing. Every child is unique as are their abilities.
We begin gifted testing at age 2 years, 6 months. Although our evaluations are comprehensive, we highly recommend consulting your school prior to scheduling to confirm their requirements. Please be mindful that criteria may vary school to school.
As opposed to the traditional paper/ pencil administration, we use digital technology to assess cognitive ability, academic achievement, attention level, and emotional status. Utilizing iPads for test administration significantly increases accuracy of results and shortens wait time for feedback. Children and adolescents prefer this form of interactive assessment. Parents and teachers appreciate the convenience of completing report measures in the comfort of their own homes and classrooms.
The tests we utilize are standardized based on a nation-wide sample according to the child’s age (preschool) or grade level. The tests used for gifted testing include:
Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence- Fourth Edition (WPPSI - IV)
Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement – Fourth Edition (WJ-IV)
(Letter-Word Identification, Applied Problems)
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC - V)
Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – Third Edition (WIAT-III)
(Total Reading and Mathematics subtests)
The cost of the Preschool Gifted Assessment is $430. This includes the parent interview, test administration, scoring, and report writing. A non-refundable deposit of $215 is due at the time of scheduling. The remaining balance of $215 is due the actual day of testing.
The cost of the Grade School Gifted Assessment is $600. This includes the parent and child interviews, test administration, scoring, and report writing. A non-refundable deposit of $300 is due at the time of scheduling. The remaining balance of $300 is due the actual day of testing.
Preschool Gifted Assessments (45 - 75 minutes) $430
Grade School Gifted Assessments (2 - 3 hours) $600
We do not currently accept insurance. If you are on a PPO plan, PALLC will be considered “out of network.” If you wish to be reimbursed for sessions, you will need to consult your insurance company to determine their policies regarding mental health benefits for out-of-network providers. It is highly recommended you consult with your insurance company prior to your initial interview. As a self-pay provider, payment is due at the time of service. All major credit cards are accepted. Although we will not file insurance claims on your behalf, you will be provided with the information needed (date of service, service rendered/CPT code, and diagnosis/ ICD-10) for reimbursement from your insurance company.
TIMELINE FOR REPORT
With our use of iPads for test administration, we inform you of your child's results within 5 business days of the assessment. Please be mindful of any deadlines set by your parish school to ensure this is sufficient time. The psychoeducational report will be delivered via secure electronic mail. Your child’s standing will be clearly highlighted in the report. After reviewing the report, feel free to contact us with any questions.