School Psychology/IQ meaning


Is there any subjective meaning to a person's IQ? My uncle has a genius level IQ and he was very surprised that my IQ was overall about 104. There are many times when I feel like I have to be smarter than that number. I'll be 35 this year and still feel like I've never gotten to represent my potential.

Hi James,
IQ measures are really just estimates of intelligence. Intelligence is thought to be relatively stable after young childhood but it isn't always the case. There are sometimes significant changes during adolescence, for example. Additionally, IQ is mostly a measure of verbal and math-type skills. There are many other aspects of a person's ability that aren't measured by IQ tests. Motivation, work-ethic, interest in a topic, social skills, etc. are often as important, possibly more important than IQ.
Best of luck to you,

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I can answer most questions related to psychological evaluations including an explanation of the scores and the assessment measures. I can also answer most questions regarding special education eligibility, response to intervention (RtI), and recommendations and interventions for specific areas of disability including intellectual disability, learning disability, emotional and behavioral disorders, other health impaired, autism, and pervasive developmental disorder. I can also answer questions regarding Individual Education Plans (IEPs), and parent rights.I cannot determine if a child has a disability or not based on anecdotal information or assessment scores. I can also answer questions regarding the profession of School Psychology. I can tell you what School Psychologists actually do. I can also tell you about educational requirements though these differ somewhat by state.


As a graduate student, I interned at a psychoeducational facility for students with severe emotional and behavioral disorders as well as other disorders including specific learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and autism. Following my internship, I was hired full-time there as a school psychologist and worked there for several years. Since then I have worked as a regular school psychologist in a district mostly completing psychological evaluations and consulting with the Student Support Team (SST). I currently work as a contract psychologist for several metro Atlanta counties.

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My undergraduate degree is from the University of Georgia in Psychology. I have an M.Ed. and Ed.S. from Georgia State University. I recently completed my Educational Leadership Certificate at West Georgia University.

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