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How long did you wait for IQ test results?

Ok, so my daughter had her IQ test this morning and had a great time. I wasn't in the room and have had no indication of how it went. I had assumed I'd get at least a little bit of an inkling today. How long did you wait for the results or a phone call? I'm feeling a tad impatient!
Date: 18-June-2012 @ 4:22 pm
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Author: threebee

Re: How long did you wait for IQ test results?

Still waiting.....
My daughter's impatience drives me crazy, now I'm realising that I can be too!!!
Date: 22-June-2012 @ 1:15 pm
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Author: threebee

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Hi there! I am new to this site but saw your question bout the IQ results. I'm sorry to say that i don't have the answer, but was hoping that someone 'experienced' in the IQ testing would have? I will wait for an answer with you! :)

I have a 3 yr old who I suspect may be gifted but has not been tested. Testing has been on my mind and I am currently doing alot of research regarding giftedness and trying to find out about testing etc and what we should do.

I hope you have your results soon. Maybe you could let us all know once you receive them? Then we will have an idea as to how long it takes to get them! :)

Cheers
Date: 24-June-2012 @ 4:00 pm
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Author: DVOB

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Finally a phone call today, 8 days after assessment. Now the report will finally be posted in the next few days!
Date: 26-June-2012 @ 2:52 pm
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Author: threebee

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That's wonderful! Glad you got some news at least :) Not long to wait now then! :D
Date: 26-June-2012 @ 6:19 pm
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4 weeks after the assessment and still waiting....
Date: 17-July-2012 @ 11:29 am
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Author: threebee

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We waited 6 weeks and then called. I didn't want to be 'that mum,' but when she called back she set an appointment 3 days later and emailed us the results the next day. I guess she just got busy?
Date: 22-September-2012 @ 8:40 pm
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Author: qldjo

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Hey Threebee,
I read your description of your child's milestones and she HAS to be gifted. That test result was completely dodgy!
I notice it took ages and they mucked you around... Sounds possible they could've stuffed up the results too (lost the paperwork?). Testing is pretty intense, & I know you wouldn't want to, but at some stage it'll have to be done again... Contact your state G&T association, they may have a list of recommended psychs.
There's NO WAY that kid's not gifted! Reading before 2?!! My girl didn't start reading till 3.5 Practically geriatric!! (A little gifted humour there.)

Date: 28-September-2012 @ 9:48 pm
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Author: Celeste

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Hi Celeste,

Thanks for your response to this thread and another one of mine. It seems to be you who writes back with good advice or reassurance each time I have a dilemma!

Firstly, I agree that we may have made a poor choice of psychologist. We saw her for a few sessions after the assessment to treat the anxiety and then stopped bothering. The 'fix' for my daughter was play therapy (not only an insult for a an early childhood teacher who has a 4 year degree in how to play with 4 year olds but also a waste of money!).

Am I right in remembering that you are in Adelaide? If so, are you able to happily recommend who you saw for you own daughter's assessment? We may repeat it but not until she's 8 and/or having big problems at school.

I do still see my daughter in many of the descriptors of giftedness so will keep a close eye on her in the years that follow. It is frustrating that the process that was supposed to provide me with clarity has just confused me further.

I'd love to read a post from you about your homeschooling Celeste. I remember that your daughter was really struggling at school. How do you find it? Is she more content and loving learning again? Are you able to juggle the homeschooling with caring for other children too? I'm looking forward to a break from my children when they do eventually begin school so not sure that this would be the option for me! But keen to learn more, always good to have options.
Date: 6-October-2012 @ 12:45 pm
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Author: threebee

Re: How long did you wait for IQ test results?

Hi Threebee,
I can recommend the GTCASA web is gtcasa.asn.au they gave me a list of psychs. Also they have a resource centre based in at UniSA city, that has books, articles etc and although it's only staffed part time, they are really helpful - will email stuff out to you.
I won't go into homeschooling here - that's a big topic. It's is more in regard to finding the right school. BTW a couple of schools worth looking into are Pultney and Pembroke - I know people at both. But the $$$ is beyond us and we'd also be paying for extras we don't want or need.
While I don't want you to go stressing - one thing to bear in mind is that gifted girls are more likely to alter their behaviour or "dumb down" to fit it at school. It's the boys, according to literature - that get disruptive usually. If your daughter is not able to really shine & be her true self, you may not see the lost opportunity until the 'horse has bolted'. Time is something we never get back.
The other thing is - for you, confusion and doubt is a drain on your focus and energy. I've spent a lot of time reading articles & books & speaking with people - because when I know where I stand, making a stand is a lot easier and more rewarding. I started this journey so naive. It's been a real wake-up call to see just how many people are so presumptuous and ready to tell you as a parent that you don't know what you're talking about. "Tut tut dear, run along and leave it to the experts".
If I sound a tad sour... Okay, I may be a little annoyed. But to have a teacher - who has contact with your child for 40 minutes a week (!) laugh down the phone at your description of your own child and tell you "no she's not". It's beyond belief. There was more 'madness' but enough of that.
There is a really good article on Hogies Gifted Education Page - under 'Parents' about why IQ test results can be 'all over the place' ... Think it'll really help you ( that's an awesome website).
Ill let you know more about our homeschooling as we progress, it's only been 3 weeks since we left school. There's heaps of info on the net. DECS monitor it and are very helpful. We have joined a local HS community. Great activities, but more on that later.
By the way, since we left school - I have a different girl. So much happier and full of her own 'drive'. I didn't expect such a sudden change.
I only have the one child. I'm not working now, but studying a degree at half time. Will let you know how the juggling goes.
I'd better stop raving!
Date: 7-October-2012 @ 2:39 pm
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Author: Celeste

Re: How long did you wait for IQ test results?

It's been a long time between visits but again, thanks Celeste, you've really got me thinking (in good ways!).

You are right on many levels. I know my own daughter and know that she is different from the norm. In many ways, these differences are amazing while others are very challenging. But that's my daughter just how she should be, uniquely her true self (something I will work hard to maintain). It IS a waste of energy questioning what I believe to be true.

I'm reading a fabulous book at the moment, 'A parent's guide to gifted children'. Here's some info about it for those who are interested to learn more http://giftedkids.about.com/od/wheretofindhelp/fr/parents_guide.htm Surprisingly, I am recognising myself in lots of the content. I doubt I'd be one to score off the charts in an IQ test (not good with problem solving or general knowledge etc) but I'm intelligent in areas that I'm passionate about. Personality traits, drive for meaning and emotional intelligence are those characteristics that my daughter and I share. And I want her to grow up feeling more confident and empowered than I did.

I am almost envious that you only have 1 child. I am very blessed to have 3 but all being so young, it has been a challenge spending adequate time with each this year. My head would be screwed on a bit more if I wasn't constantly being pulled in 100 different directions!

Good luck with your studies and write that homeschooling post sometime soon!
Date: 25-November-2012 @ 4:25 pm
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