Gifted Children/early reader

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Robyn wrote at 2013-05-14 15:49:03
Patty,

On the WIAT, you cannot administer the reading comprehension subtest to children below grade one, or below age 6.  Or more specificallyg, you can administer it but you cannot score it on their software. There is also a big discrepancy between the reading comprehension scores on the WIAT and the WJA (WIAT scores harder).  It doesn't really matter what the mean and SD are, it is pretty easy to transform the score, you really only care about the percentile and the presence of a normal curve.


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Patty Martens

Expertise

I can answer questions about the development, education and testing of gifted people from infancy to adulthood, as well as questions about twice exceptional issues (gifted and disabled) and social/emotional needs.

Experience

I have a private practice in Denver, CO and conduct full assessments of children entering schools and programs for the gifted, and college students with twice exceptional needs. I have 20 years of experience as a Licensed School Psychologist and I have trained in gifted assessment with national experts in the field. I have been the director of a gifted and talented program for a local school district and have worked in several schools for the gifted. My son is a gifted 11 year old boy so I have a parents experience and perspective.

Organizations
National Association of School Psychologists.

Education/Credentials
Masters in Educational Psychology, License in School Psychology.

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