Dr. Bahador conducts intellectual assessments (IQ tests) with children (starting at age 4) and adolescents to determine eligibility for admissions to gifted/highly schools and programs. She has been assessing students for intellectual giftedness for admissions to The Mirman School for highly gifted children since 2003. 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 very young children and they consistently enjoy the process. Parents are often surprised at how easily Dr. Bahador is able to help their child feel comfortable and start the testing process after an initial "meet and greet" with parent(s) and child. 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.
Dr. Bahador also administers IQ tests to adults to determine eligibility to high IQ groups (i.e., Mensa International).
Assessing an individual’s intellectual skills includes administration of a Wechsler IQ test (WPPSI-IV, WISC-V or WAIS-IV, depending on the age of the individual). The testing process includes test administration (1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on the age of the individual), scoring and analysis, and a written report. Parents have the option to schedule a 50-minute feedback session (on Zoom or in the office) so Dr. Bahador can discuss the testing results, make recommendations based on integrating the results and some of the child's history, and answer parent's questions. The parent feedback session is usually the most helpful and valuable part of IQ testing.
Children between ages 4 to 7.5 are administered the WPPSI-IV, which takes about 1 hour to administer. Children and adolescents between ages 7.5 to 16.5 are administered the WISC-V, which takes about 1.25 hours to administer. Individuals who are 16.5 and older are administered the WAIS-IV, which takes about 2 hours to administer.
All assessments are conducted in the office. Dr. Bahador and her assistant have both received their COVID-19 vaccinations. The following precautions related to COVID-19 continue to be implemented in our office to maintain the health and safety of our families and community:
- Everyone is required to wear a mask at all times (including during the child’s testing administration). Even with masks, the testing process has been consistently smooth - kids still enjoy it!
- Parent, child and all household members need to be 100% symptom free for two weeks prior to the testing and on the day of testing for the child to be tested.
If you are interested in obtaining an IQ test for your child, please email her 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 next available appointments . Dr. Bahador usually has a 3 to 4 week waiting list for IQ testing.