Get IQ Testing and Psychological Assessments in Edison, NJ
As a parent, it’s hard not to be concerned at every stage of your child’s development. If your child is taking longer to learn things, struggling with certain subjects in school, or having difficulties socializing, it’s normal to be concerned. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses and some children just need a little more time than others when it comes to certain tasks. But in some cases, it may be the initial indication of a developmental issue.
It can be difficult to know how seriously to take these signals, especially because many issues don’t fully reveal themselves until further down the road. However, when it comes to intellectual disabilities, it’s a good idea to intervene as early as possible to give your child the best chance to thrive later in life.
If you’re interested in IQ testing or another psychological assessment for you or your child, consider our intellectual and psychological testing services at Thriveworks in Edison, NJ.
What Exactly Is an Intellectual Disability?
Intellectual disabilities are characterized by low performance in intelligence, mental ability, and the skills necessary to function in daily life. Many times the cause isn’t known, as it can have many contributing factors including disease, brain injury, and genetics.
No two individuals are exactly the same so intellectual disabilities can reveal themselves in different ways. While many exhibit signs during early childhood, the full extent of their disabilities may not be apparent until they are much older.
These are some common signs of intellectual disabilities:
- Trouble speaking or learning to talk late
- Difficulties with problem-solving
- Trouble with decision-making
- Memory problems
- Difficulty seeing the consequences of their actions
- Inability to perform many day-to-day tasks without help
- Lack of understanding regarding social norms
Intellectual disabilities can limit children in two primary ways: intellectual functioning and adaptive behaviors. Intellectual functioning involves learning, reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making while adaptive behaviors include such things as communication and social interaction. There are ways to test both but an IQ test will primarily assess the intellectual functioning component.
If you want to be sure your child can reach their full potential, speaking to one of the licensed professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, NJ is a good place to start. Get in touch with us today to make a testing appointment.
How Does IQ Testing Work?
IQ tests can be very helpful when it comes to determining the areas in which your child is struggling and the best ways to address those issues.
Many people have heard of IQ tests but aren’t sure how they really work. IQ stands for intelligence quotient. The majority of the population scores somewhere between 85 and 115, with test scores averaging at 100. A score in the range of 70-75 is a sign of limited intellectual functioning. Below 70 indicates significant impairment.
IQ tests can take several forms. The Stanford Binet intelligence scale is one form of IQ test and attempts to measure one’s capacity for learning. This test involves testing cognitive ability through five factors which are fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial processing, and working memory.
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) is designed for adults but can also be used in older children. Developed in 1955, it seeks to address some of the weaknesses in the Stanford Binet test by measuring both intelligence and cognitive ability, offering a profile of an individual’s strengths and weaknesses.
An IQ test is about more than simply arriving at a number. You need to know what the answers to the questions mean and what to do with this information. This is why clients work with licensed professionals to accurately administer the test, assess the results, and determine an effective plan of action.
If you’re interested in IQ testing for you or your child, consider making an appointment today at Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, NJ.
Schedule an IQ Test at Thriveworks in Edison, NJ
Thriveworks Counseling is committed to offering the services necessary for individuals to reach their full potential. Our IQ tests, psychological assessments, and other intelligence tests can offer a better understanding of you or your child’s intellectual capacity and provide a roadmap towards future success.
At Thriveworks Counseling, we know that convenience is important. That is why we offer online IQ tests so you can get access to our services no matter where you happen to be. For both in-person and virtual testing sessions we offer availability in the evenings and on weekends so you can find a time that works best for your schedule.
If you’d like to make an appointment for an IQ test for you or your child, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Thriveworks Counseling in Edison, NJ today.