Giftedness simply put is when an individual’s ability is significantly above the normal rates seen in the peer group. Giftedness is not always about IQ – It can exist in a variety of domains; intellectual, creative, artistic, and leadership. In some individuals, their giftedness can exhibit itself in a single topic such as; math, science, history, or language arts. Notably this is different from savant syndrome, where an individual who has significant limitations and/or a mental disability exhibits exaggerated skill in one of a select few areas typically related to memory or artistic ability.
Not all gifted children look or behave the same. Giftedness can present itself in any number of ways and shows up in individuals of all races, nationalities, genders, and personality types. Being gifted doesn’t mean that you are simply able to fend for yourself in academic pursuits, actually it’s the opposite. Gifted individuals process information in a different way than people with typical intelligence, it’s because of this that its important to identify gifted individuals and give them the necessary support in academic settings so that they can continue to be supported and challenged in ways that stimulate their development rather than stunting it.
Contact us to find out more how we can test your IQ
Looking to find out where exactly you or your child stand in terms of intelligence? At Expat Psychologist, we are able to provide our client with professional, in depth, scientifically based assessments into intelligence, giftedness, underachievement, learning and developmental concerns.
These in-depth assessments can be done at any of our locations and typically take 3 hours. Following the assessment, you will receive an in-depth report that not only explains the results but the rationale behind the findings, recommended resources and in some cases letters of recommendation can be written for education institutions that can provide critical information on how the client can be best supported moving forward.
These assessments and reports are invaluable as they provide us with an inside look at how we learn, where we struggle, and how to best rectify the issues that come to light. Allowing us to find tailor made solutions that will surely provide support in not only educational environments but in any number of life situations.