My 4 year old has recently been evaluated by the Child Development Centre after preschool voiced concerns regarding possible Aspergers. Aspergers has been ruled out & the CDC identified him as probably gifted.
We had already booked an assessment with Pro Ed in Auckland prior to the CDC Screening & are now in a position where we wonder whether we should go ahead with the assessment.
I was wondering if anyone has feedback regarding the Pro Ed centre & their assessments for giftedness. Also Pro Ed said they would be using the Griffiths Test, I've googled this & can't find a vast amount of info- If someone can please let me know a bit more about this test & the kind of information that it can provide that would be really useful in my decision making.
Thanking you all for your help, I always appreciate your perspicacity regarding our challenging but wonderful children.
My 6 yr old and 9 yr old both had assessments at Pro-Ed last year. The 6 yr old had the Griffiths Development Scales test and it gave a result for Auditory Memory (retain and recall and respond to progressively more complex amounts of input). That is what her report says but I don't recall what the actual Griffiths testing involved. She also had the WISC IV intelligence test, the Neale Reading Test, OWLS Oral and Written Scales, WIAT spelling test, and Ballard Basic Facts test. She was given an overall % score which related to an IQ range. She also did a full Occupational Therapy assessment. I found the staff very professional and the report very helpful in identifying strengths and weaknesses. The school seem to find it very useful too.
Thank you, that's very helpful. They have tried to be helpful over the phone, but have been a little vague on the details (or maybe I'm just too focused on the details!!). I guess that it's that I want to make sure of what i'm paying for & also in our case that it is worth the 4 hour round trip & the possibly challenging behavior of a 4 year old.
From your info it sounds quite thorough, which is exactly what we would like, since we have already had a less in-depth screening from the CDC & there would be little point in repeating the same test.