Gifted Testing

Could your child be even more successful among their peers? Are they being challenged enough with their current cohort? Gifted testing for children near Tampa, FL can help determine the best way to support your child, academically. When you’re ready to schedule your gifted testing session, please click the ‘Schedule Today’ button to connect with us and get the process started.

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Is your child gifted?

Does your child seem super curious and asks a lot of questions? Gifted children often have curiosity beyond the scope of a classroom lesson. Teachers often note that their gifted students are pre-programmed to take their own approach to assignments.
 
During math, a child may take an alternative route to problem-solving rather than what was required by the question. In a classroom setting gifted children often become bored with a repetitive lesson.
 
Repetitive lessons often lead to gifted children tuning out teachers. Thus, gifted children often thrive from a condensed curriculum. One that covers more material in less time.
A teen girl smiles with books in hand as she stands in front of a whiteboard covered in equations. This could represent the potential of a gifted student. We offer private testing for giftedness in Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact us to learn more about private gifted testing today.

Next steps for gifted children

General education teachers often give gifted children opportunities to progress in the regular classroom. Yet, it may not be enough for a gifted student to excel. If this is the case the parent or school staff may refer the child for private gifted testing. This can help determine if they are eligible for ESE gifted services.
 
Some parents opt out of gifted education in public schools. Instead, they and use private schools designed to meet the educational needs of gifted children.
 
But, before a new classroom or school placement, it is important to have gifted testing. This will help to determine if your child meets the eligible IQ cutoff.
 
Most schools need students to show intellectual abilities within the top 2% compared to other students of the same age. This usually means earning a standard score of 130 or higher on an IQ test.
 
We use the latest and most updated versions of commonly accepted tests in intelligence.
Two sharpened pencils rest next to a closed notebook on a desk. This could symbolize untapped creativity from an individual who doesn't yet know they are gifted. We offer gifted testing in Wesley Chapel, FL. Contact us to learn more about private testing for giftedness. A gifted IQ test can help you better understand your child's unique needs.

Why seek private testing for giftedness?

Sometimes parents have a child that missed the cutoff for gifted through a group screening done at school. Testing intellect in a group is not a good idea. There may be many reasons why the child does not achieve at a high level as they otherwise could.
 
Classroom distractions, misunderstanding instructions, peers making noise, effort, and the comfort of the room in which testing takes place are only a few possibilities. The benefit to having private gifted testing done is to determine a Full-Scale IQ score. This will access your child’s scores compared to the group screening testing done by the school. But, in a more accurate way.
 
In private gifted testing, it is also helpful to have achievement testing done. With this, you can gain a full learning profile of your child to understand the comprehensive nature of your child’s academic strengths. Having this information can give you the information you need to help pursue enrichment opportunities for your child.
 
Let our team of therapists test your child in a comfortable and relaxed setting designed to keep you and your loved ones at ease. At the end of your gifted testing evaluation, you will have a written report. You will also receive a feedback appointment to discuss the results and recommended next steps.
A young teen gives a slight smile as they hold a tablet in their hands. They are sitting in front of a blackboard with a weekly schedule written in chalk. This could symbolize a teen striving for advanced academic achievement. We offer private gifted testing in Wesley Chapel, Fl. Contact us today to learn how private testing for giftedness can support your child.

If you are reading this and want to take the first step towards getting answers, call our office at 813-982-4230 and we will happily walk you through the testing process.

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Other Mental Health Services at Sheltering Oaks Counseling

Your family may need help in more than one way. At Sheltering Oaks Counseling, we want to meet the mental health needs of every member of your family. Therefore, we offer a number of  mental health services at our Wesley Chapel, FL based therapy clinic.  For example, our therapists offer Christian counselingcounseling for young adults, therapy for cancer survivors and trauma therapy. We also have marriage counseling, family therapy, play therapy, and counseling for ministers. Not only can we help you in our Tampa area counseling offices, but we can also work with you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Florida.

Additionally, we offer several types of testing services, including neuropsychological testing, ADHD testing, psychoeducational evaluationGifted testing, and more. Finally, our specialty services for veterans and parents as IEP advocates can help you too! We would love to connect when you are ready to reach out.

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