Dr. Bahador conducts intellectual assessments (IQ tests) with children (ages 4 and older) and adolescents to obtain information that is helpful for parents who are trying to determine the optimal school placement options. Dr. Bahador integrates information from each student's intellectual profile with clinical and behavioral observations during the testing administration and history obtained during the parent feedback session, to make specific and helpful recommendations for educational planning and more. Dr. Bahador also does IQ testing with children and adolescents to determine eligibility for admissions to gifted/highly schools and programs. She has been conducting IQ tests as a part of the application process for The Mirman School for highly gifted children for over 20 years. Dr. Bahador administers IQ tests to adults to determine eligibility to high IQ groups (i.e., Mensa International).
Dr. Bahador offers a positive and supportive environment to make the IQ testing process an interesting and engaging experience for children. She helps children feel comfortable and also motivates them to try their best in order to obtain optimal results. Parents are often concerned about taking their child to take an IQ test. Rest assured that Dr. Bahador works really well with children, who consistently enjoy the process. Parents are often surprised at how quickly Dr. Bahador helps their child feel comfortable during an initial "meet and greet," and how easily their child transitions to the testing process. Some children even ask to come back for more! All you need to tell your child before their testing appointment is that he or she will be doing some fun activities in the office, like playing with blocks and doing picture games. That's it! Dr. Bahador will take care of the rest.
WPPSI-IV (ages 4 to 7.5) and WISC-V (ages 7.5 to 16.5)
Assessing a child or adolescent's intellectual skills includes administration of a Wechsler IQ test (WPPSI-IV for children ages 4 to 7.5; WISC-V for children older than 7.5 years). The testing process includes test administration (about 1 hour for WPPSI-IV; 1.25 hours for WISC-V), scoring and analysis, and a written report. Scores are calculated using aged based norms (years and months). Parents have the option of scheduling a 60-minute feedback session for Dr. Bahador to describe your child's intellectual profile in detail and answer your questions (additional fee). During this meeting, Dr. Bahador will also gather some additional information about your child and integrate that information with the IQ test results to offer specific recommendations. Feedback will include school placement options based on your child's strengths/challenges and your educational goals. Dr. Bahador highly recommends a parent feedback session, as it is usually the most helpful (and interesting) part of the assessment process for parents. Feedback sessions can be conducted in the office or on Zoom.
If you have specific questions or concerns about your child’s social, emotional, behavioral, and/or academic functioning, Bahador recommends a 90-minute feedback session. During that meeting, Dr. Bahador will discuss the IQ test results, gather additional information about your child's history and current functioning, and integrate that additional information with test results to offer you specific recommendations regarding school placement options and interventions that would be helpful to address your child's educational, social, emotional and behavioral needs.
WAIS-IV (ages 16.5+)
Adolescents and adults who are 16.5 and older are administered the WAIS-IV, which takes about 2 hours to administer (core subtests to obtain a Full Scale IQ score). A feedback session to discuss the results is optional (at an additional fee). A feedback session is highly recommended as it is usually the most helpful and valuable part of IQ testing. Feedback sessions can be conducted in the office or on Zoom.
If you are interested in scheduling an IQ test for yourself or your child, please email us with your child's name and date of birth (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will then be provided with more information about the testing process and the next available appointments.