Ages 5–8 are the best time to have your child take a VIQ test, since this is the time when school selection and formal education become a concern.
You can use social stories to explain to your child where and how he is going to take the test. Familiarizing your child with the setting and personnel (i.e., visiting the clinic or school before the actual test day) will help your child become comfortable during the actual test.
Subjecting your child to an IQ test really depends on you. As a parent, it is good to know what your child’s cognitive mental capacity is but, at the same time, not knowing is not something you need to be concerned about. IQ testing is mostly eagerly suggested for children with autism, since this helps […]
Genetic testing is done by getting blood sample from your child. The needle prick needed to obtain the blood sample is fairly painful and should be explained to your child before hand so that he will cooperate during the actual extraction.
An IQ test does not really need any preparation, since your child is being tested for his innate mental capacity. Children with autism most likely need preparation in terms of introducing and familiarizing them with the event, personnel, and setting of the test since they naturally avoid out-of-routine events.