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 is approved to do IQ testing for The Mirman School for highly gifted children as a part of the application process.
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 our psychologists 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.
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 (1 hour for WPPSI-IV; 1.25 hours for WISC-V), scoring and analysis, and a written report. Scores are calculate using aged based norms (years and months). Parents have the option to schedule one of two feedback sessions (described below). A parent feedback session is is highly recommended as it it usually the most helpful and valuable part of IQ testing.
1) 50-minute feedback session so Dr. Bahador can discuss the IQ testing results, make recommendations, and address questions.
2) 75-minute feedback session for Dr. Bahador to gather additional information about the child (i.e., history and current functioning), and integrate test results with history to offer recommendations regarding school placement options. Dr. Bahador will also address any questions. Highly recommended when parents want guidance about schools that would be a good fit for their child based on strengths, challenges and educational goals.
Adolescents and adults who are 16.5 and older are administered the WAIS-IV, which takes about 2 hours to administer. Dr. Bahador administers IQ tests to adults to determine eligibility to high IQ groups (i.e., Mensa International).
All assessments are conducted in the office. Dr. Bahador and our office assistant have received all 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 one week 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 us with your child's name and date of birth (email@example.com). You will then be provided with more information about the testing process and the next available appointments. If you would like to have your child complete an IQ test as part of the admission's process to the Mirman School, we recommend that you contact us by September to schedule an appointment.
Bahador's fall IQ testing schedule fills up quickly!