Cynthia B. Todd, Ph.D., LLC.

Licensed School Psychologist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor,
FL. Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Divorce Coach and Parent Coordinator


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Gifted Testing

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 Intelligence Tests Administered:

     Dr. Todd evaluates children, ages six through sixteen, on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV.  For children ages four through six, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Intelligence Scale-III is used.  For adults, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Adults is given, beginning at the age of sixteen.


Testing Criteria For Programs For The Gifted:

     Psychological testing on an individually administered, standardized intelligence test is a requirement of all programs for the gifted. The child usually must achieve an intelligence quotient score at the 98 percentile or above on this test to statistically fall in the gifted range. However, placement in a gifted program is usually based on multi-faceted criteria set by the school or the school system and may differ, especially for children for whom English is a second language and for minority or handicapped children. 


     In Palm Beach County the school system requires a  qualifying score of 90 percentile or above on an individualized educational achievement test in either Reading or Mathematics.