WISV-V Intelligence Quotient Test for Children

Intelligence Quotient TestIQ assessments are generally conducted for children between the age of 6 and 16 if parents require additional information on their child's educational or psychosocial functioning. For example, intelligence tests may help to diagnose any learning disabilities your child may face. An IQ assessment is also necessary for entry to special needs school in Singapore.

Testing to determine if your child is 'intelligent enough', or finding out your child's 'IQ score' as a matter of curiosity, are not grounds to send your child for an intelligence assessment. This is because practice effects may occur if your child is re-tested on the same instrument. This leads to an inaccurate reflection of your child's cognitive abilities and nullifies subsequent test results.

The overall IQ score is not as important as understanding the profile of your child's cognitive strengths and weaknesses on a holistic basis. Only through a good understanding of your child's strengths and weaknesses will a parent be able to direct appropriate resources to helping him or her. For this reason, IQ assessments are always conducted and interpreted by a qualified and registered psychologist.

At Scott Psychological Centre, we administer the Wechsler intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V), which assesses a child's cognitive abilities including concept formation, visual spatial processing, inductive reasoning, working memory, and speed of information processing.