GIFTEDNESS ASSESSMENTS FOR ADULTS
IQ scores don't directly help you understand how your (gifted) mind works or the various nuances of your unique gifted profile. That's where a qualitative assessment comes in. Qualitative assessments with InterGifted help you look at whether you are gifted, and if so, what your unique gifted profile is. Your unique gifted profile looks at all the nuances, potentials, and challenges of:
HOW YOUR (GIFTED) MIND WORKS
whether you're gifted and how you cognate
YOUR LEVEL OF GIFTEDNESS
based on your cognitive style, range, and speed
YOUR AREAS OF INTELLIGENCE
such as intellectual, emotional, and creative
such as ADHD, learning disabilities, or Autism
Our assessments take a full-picture look at your unique profile, opportunities and challenges, including:
- a look at how environmental and social support, resources, and opportunities (or lack thereof) have helped or hindered your ability to express essential parts of your gifted mind and self fully
- a look at how other complicating factors such as trauma history and chronic physical or mental illness have affected your ability to express your gifted mind and self fully
- many times, a clarifying discussion about the difference between external evidence of giftedness (such as good grades and eminence) vs. the inner reality of giftedness which may not be expressed in traditionally externalized ways
All of our assessments include recommendations for resources to explore to better understand your particular gifted mind and expression, and to resolve conflicts or challenges related to that.
Based on your unique profile, needs, and personal goals, we also provide recommendations for the next steps on your self-discovery journey. Our recommendations can span from research to social resources to coaching/mentoring and therapy recommendations (including, to the gifted coaches and mentors in our InterGifted network, if appropriate). All assessments are tailored to each individual client, as are our resource recommendations.
How the assessment works:
Our assessment sessions are two-hours long and are held virtually on zoom.us, or via email for those who prefer written assessments. They are preceeded by pre-assessment reading and written preparation from the client, and include a lengthy discussion about all of the aspects of one's gifted profile listed above. If desired, additional assessments sessions can be scheduled to further explore more specific aspects of the initial assessment discussion, such as how twice-exceptionalities or other factors affect giftedness expression or how one can best manage one's energy based on their gifted profile; however the first assessment session gives a thorough overview of giftedness level(s), areas of intelligence, possible twice-exceptionalities, and resources and recommendations for personal development based on one's unique profile.
To get an idea of what you can expect from our assessments, you can read about the experiences of our clients here.
Answers to commonly asked questions:
- Our assessments are qualitative, not quantitative; so we do not do IQ testing. You do not need to have an IQ score in order for us to carry out an assessment. If you have an IQ score from a previous test, we may factor that into our qualitative assessment, however it is not a necessary requirement.
- You also do not need to be sure that you are gifted before having an assessment. If you are unsure, we help you evaluate that and can still provide resources and suggestions for next steps, even if you discover that you are not gifted via our assessment.
How to schedule:
If you are interested in scheduling an assessment with our founder Jennifer Harvey Sallin or her trainee coach Silver Huang, email us via the form below or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assessments with Jennifer Harvey Sallin cost 425 Swiss Francs
(assessments can be conducted in English, French or Italian)
Assessments with Silver Huang (supervised by Jennifer Harvey Sallin) cost 325 USD
(assessments in English)
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I have dyslexia and always thought I was less smart than others. It always made me feel inferior. When I learned I was highly gifted in my assessment with Jen, it suddenly made sense that while I hadn’t done well at school, I still had a meta-mind. Jen helped me find resources for managing the dyslexia and I can already see a huge shift in my self-perception. I now know that I am smart, and not inferior (although not superior either), and as I learn tricks to better manage the dyslexia, I find I am so much better able to express myself. One of the best things that has happened as a result of the assessment is that I’m no longer ashamed to ask for help and special accommodations for my challenges. At the age of 52, this comes as a huge relief. I’ve had to deal with some grief following the assessment, becoming aware of how many years I had wasted feeling bad about myself and not understanding myself. But that has been healing too as I realise that I’ve been doing the best I can for myself all these years, and it can only get better from here.
I worked with Jen in coaching for a while before daring to ask for a giftedness level assessment. I was really scared because I don’t want to feel like I’m “better” than anyone, but in coaching I was realizing that I was avoiding understanding myself by avoiding knowing about my gifted profile. So, we scheduled an assessment session, and it was life-changing. I realized that I am exceptionally gifted and highly empathic, and as a woman, sometimes those aspects of myself have worked in competition with each other. I want to be smart and move ahead at my speed, but I want to care for everyone and never make others suffer. Jen has helped me realize that I have a right and a real need to express my exceptionally gifted self, but that with self-awareness, I can also learn to do so in ways that does not hurt others. This is a huge revelation, and Jen and I are continuing to work on it in our coaching sessions. It’s hard to believe that, after 20 years of therapy, my life could change so much in just a half-year of knowing Jen! Thank you Jen.