IQ Testing in Manassas, VA—Prince William Psychological Testing

Thriveworks Manassas is offering psychological testing and assessment services, including IQ testing. IQ testing can signify and help to diagnose an intellectual disability—therefore, if you think that you or your child might have limited intellectual functioning, you should schedule a test as soon as possible.

To schedule IQ testing at our Thriveworks Manassas office, simply call (571) 589-3907. A scheduling specialist will work with you to schedule an appointment for testing at your earliest convenience. We have both in-person and virtual appointments available, to best accommodate all of our client’s needs. Just let us know which works with your schedule!

How Does IQ Testing Work?

IQ testing is short for intellectual quotient testing and assesses one’s intellectual potential (as opposed to performance). “Intelligence testing alone can be helpful for finding areas where one excels in or needs extra support. This can be helpful for learning how to be more effective at work or school, or to find what might be a good career path,” says Sean Hayes PsyD of Thriveworks Counseling in Sterling, VA. There are different IQ tests, some of the most popular being:

  1. Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: This IQ test assesses several cognitive factors, including quantitative reasoning, fluid reasoning, and working memory.
  2. Peabody Individual Achievement Test: This test is designed for those between 5 and 22 years. It uses a survey to measure one’s achievements in school and returns an average grade range.
  3. Differential Ability Scales: These tests are designed for kids and adolescents, as well, as they measure cognitive abilities and can include other measurements, such as one’s reading, math, and spelling level/skills.
  4. Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale: This test is designed for adults (but can also be used for older adolescents) and measures their intelligence and cognitive ability.

An average IQ score is 100. Scores that exceed 100, but fall below 130 are considered high intelligence, while a score of 130 or above signifies extreme intelligence. Now, scores that fall below 100 are considered to be below average; however, they don’t cause serious concern until they reach the 70-75 and below range. Research shows that kids diagnosed with an intellectual disability typically receive a score between 55 and 70.

If you or your child receives a below average score, your Thriveworks Manassas psychologist can order additional testing to confirm diagnosis of an intellectual disability (if necessary) and also offer a treatment plan. We are here to guide and support you through testing and the treatment process.

What Exactly Is an Intellectual Disability?

Limited intellectual functioning and/or adaptive behavior signifies an intellectual disability. Together, intellectual functioning and adaptive behavior skills fuel our reasoning, learning, problem-solving skills and enable us to complete everyday tasks. Intellectual disabilities present at an early age; however, sometimes people don’t receive testing until much later in life. When IQ testing is administered, the individual can better understand how to capitalize on their strengths and improve weaker areas.

Now, IQ tests test one’s intellectual functioning, while other tests assess one’s adaptive behavior, which is another important factor when it comes to intellectual disabilities. Adaptive behavior includes one’s conceptual, practical, and social skills—all of which prove important to daily living. If you or your child receives a low score on an IQ test, know that your Thriveworks Manassas provider will be here to guide you. Our mental health professionals design a unique treatment plan for every client, based on their unique needs. We’ll help you every step of the way.

Schedule IQ Testing or Another Psychological Assessment at Thriveworks Manassas

The Thriveworks Manassas team works hard to help the people of Prince William County live better. Sometimes, this means working with an individual in therapy, counseling, or life coaching; and sometimes, this means conducting psychological assessments like IQ testing. IQ testing can help you better understand any intellectual shortcomings or differences. Our Thriveworks Manassas professionals want to help you find the answers you’re looking for.

We can perform IQ testing in-person or online. We offer online opportunities, as we understand that in-person appointments can be inconvenient and even serve as a hurdle in our receiving mental health services. Therefore, if you need (or prefer) to receive IQ testing virtually, we are more than happy to provide you with this service.

To schedule IQ testing at Thriveworks Manassas, give our office a call today. You can reach us at (571) 589-3907.

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