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 cannot thank Silver enough for this assessment. It is more than an evaluation, it’s a piece of Art. I was very nervous during our session and she did so well to put me at ease. I could feel physically this non-verbal communication that gifted people have flowing between us and energising-relaxing me. And it was a lot of fun too! I can’t explain but there were many layers to our communication that I could feel in my body. Her relational diagram is so accurate! Reading the report has helped me to understand better what you explained and I have felt things in my body reorganising since we spoke, it’s what you put together so well about my body and senses. How could she learn so much and so deeply about me? I am very happily surprised. This is incredible. Thank you so much.
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.
I felt restricted by others, my environment and I had a genuine feeling of hopelessness. I was fed up of finding the overlap whilst communicating with another and squeezing my entire self into it. I actually just wanted to explore, learn and have fun. I wanted to interact with people on a light note whilst also being myself. Silver helped me explore my mind and reignite my spirit, she discovered so much I didn’t know about myself and also confirmed my thoughts about the things I suspected. It clearly felt like I was talking to someone who enjoyed to think and someone who had the information too. I found her to be really passionate and relaxed in her approach, she is open and honest and it was just an overwhelming experience as a whole. I felt the subtleties to the things she was saying connecting in my mind to make so much sense. After just a few minutes into our chat the chaos in my mind was already beginning to find order again. I really can’t remember the last time I had my expectations exceeded so substantially.
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.
Our time together had such an impact and has helped cause a major shift in my life. I have never been this happy before. Silver’s perspective helped my see myself in a light and with evidence I never considered. For the remainder of the week I have been celebrating and processing the insights she provided and a game plan for how to proceed. She had a solid plan and understanding from my notes of what may be the areas of giftedness. She processed my replies in real time, and enhanced her professional assessment of my skill set. Her extensive knowledge and use of many auxiliary branches of science helped compliment our conversation yet never got us off track. She did her work very well and I will benefit from it for the rest of my life. I am not overstating the impact our conversation had on me.
I just want to say I think it’s incredible that Silver self discovered such a vast understanding of the human mind and that she is a true inspiration to me and I am sure many others too. Really there is nothing more pleasant than hearing (and feeling) another mind dig deep into what is and what isn’t. It makes so much sense what she said. I feel so much clarity and now a sense of relief actually and I thoroughly look forward to her report and to future sessions with her. It was amazing, truly!
I definitely feel I have benefited from my assessment session with Silver. Personally I think she does a refreshingly good job articulating the various “concepts” of gifted cognition and she managed to do so by specifically making sense of what applies to me. In general, I appreciate the way she explained everything during the call. As I reflect more, I realize that she was able to grasp and understand the reasoning/implications of what I was saying which subconsciously allowed me to explain how I really think. I almost always filter my communication with other people. In a lot of ways I feel accurately assessed and understood which is heartening. I feel she did a lovely job understanding the whole picture and also explaining everything to me, so I really appreciate it. I’ve have quite a positive experience working with her and I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work/learn more from her in the future as well.