Intellectual (IQ) Assessment

Intellectual assessment is a method used by the clinical practitioner to measure a child’s intellectual capabilities in several specific domains. These domains include verbal comprehension, factual knowledge, abstract reasoning, visual-spatial abilities and short-term memory. Intellectual assessment is a good indication of a child’s academic potential. The results of an IQ test rank a child against a very large sample of children the same age. If a child scores in the top 5% for their age group it is reasonable to expect them to be performing within the top 5% academically. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) are the most common individually administered IQ tests.