According to Weschler, “Intelligence is the aggregate or global capacity of the individual to act purposefully, to think rationally and to deal effectively with his environment”.
It is not a physical test or X-Ray or Blood test….. It’s a simple paper pencil test, where a Psychologist asks some questions to the person and some puzzles are given to solve.
Especially for parents…..IQ is not based on the academic performance… In Iq tests questions are not asked related to school subjects , so please don’t give too many instructions to your child before the test. Let him or her express their innate abilities.
Why & When is IQ testing required?
IQ helps us understand strengths and weaknesses hence as we go for routine health check up , IQ can also be done without any specific reason or issue.
For children , as per standard rules IQ can be done between age of 6-16 years. IQ is generally recommended by school after observing some difficulties: academic or behavioral.
As a parents you can bring your child for IQ, if you observe following issues:
- Lack of concentration
- Repetitive mistakes while reading, writing or in math.
- Slow in writing or get tire easily
- Memory issues but only while studying
- Poor academic performance