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Toddler IQ test?

Hello, we have a 2 year old girl who we think is gifted child. She can count 1-40 by rote, sings alphabets song and knows the phonetics, knows shapes and colours. She's also bilingual, and speaks more than 500 words inclusive of both languages. She understands both the languages completly. But she is very determined and stubborn kid, also sleeps only for 11hours in the whole day. Its getting very difficult to make her sleep throughout the night.
When she realises that she's different than her peers she tends to hide in her shell and shows only 50% skills (which are still higher). But people at her daycare are worried about her irregular sleeping patterns and am not sure if this is normal.
So we are thinking of geting IQ tested. Whats the best way to approach this process?
Date: 23-April-2012 @ 2:48 pm
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Author: aborkar

Re: Toddler IQ test?

I haven't had the test done for my daughter yet so can't help in much detail. I think you find a local psychologist, ideally one who is experienced with gifted children. Not sure if you have to get a referral from a GP first though. Maybe someone who has gone through this process can help? The only thing I would say is that the older the child the more reliable the test. I did a gifted ed subject in my masters degree and they recommended waiting until 3 ideally. But if she's off the charts, 2 would be young enough I'd say.
Date: 24-April-2012 @ 1:51 pm
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Author: threebee

Re: Toddler IQ test?

I am not sure but have a 2.5yr old that sounds very similar to yours. I am thinking of getting my mum to test her (She is a Clinical Psych who tests kids). Not sure if it is too early though?
Date: 9-June-2012 @ 6:17 pm
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Author: Mum850

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Hi, my son sounds the same, though he's a great sleeper. I've got a more detailed post called "newbie ... Criticized" actually I can't remember what I called it lol. Did you do the IQ test with your child? A psych I spoke to said 2.5 was ok
Date: 19-August-2012 @ 10:47 pm
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Author: Mummy2CJ

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Thanks Mummy2CJ. Thanks for posting such detailed post abt your little boy. You are lucky to have a such a capable child. We still haven't got our little girl tested. We will wait till she is 3+ and then find a suitable centre in Melbourne for testing her. Do let us know how you went with your tests.
Date: 22-August-2012 @ 11:36 am
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Author: aborkar

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Thanks all for the comments. I just wished to update everyone on the matter. I asked her Childcare centre to get her assessed by their external assesor. The assessor refused to test our little gilr saying, "I don't have skill sets to assess over achieveing kids, she needs to get assessment from gifted children centres" So now I have 10 page document which is a small version of this website info and list of 10 centre in Melbourne where i can get her assessed. Most of the people suggested me to get her tested once she is 3+ for better results. Also she being bilingual makes it difficult for them to asess it. So now i don't need to convince my GP to refer me to child psych anymore:)
Date: 22-August-2012 @ 11:43 am
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Author: aborkar

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I did a gifted ed subject in my masters degree and they recommended waiting until 3 ideally. But if she's off the charts, 2 would be young enough I'd say.[img]http://www.forexchartingsoftware.info/pc.gif[/img]
Date: 18-September-2012 @ 3:38 pm
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Author: kohuiure

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They recommend waiting until 3 as it is more accurate then. Of course it depends on the child, but some younger children don't have the attention span that they would have a bit later. My daughter recently did her testing at 4, and because she was getting bored with the questions she started rushing through them without thinking. The psychologist said she believed her IQ to be higher than the test showed because of this.

I expect that with age they understand the importance of doing their best, whereas the younger they are it can pretty much depend on their mood and give an inaccurate result.
Date: 29-June-2013 @ 10:58 am
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