For those familiar with them, what could cause a deviance in scores when the tests are given with years in between?
When dd was younger (around 6 or 7) she was tested by a child psychologist; her score was in the highly gifted range - we didn't have it done for vanity reasons, we needed it for some behavioural issues we were having at the time and the child psych wanted an IQ test.
Now, when we were seeking help for her dyslexia, years later (around the age of 10) we took her to some brain training center; they gave her an IQ test and said that she tested "low end of average". Huh??? That is a HUGE variation. No worries - they promised they could "fix" her for tens of thousands of dollars, lol!
I didn't pay much attention to the last score (at the advice of our pediatrician who, upon hearing it was given at a brain training center, rolled his eyes), but it did make me wonder -
for a child with a learning disability, should the test be "different" or given differently, in order accurately measure IQ?
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