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Gifted Assessments

Goal: To determine if a child’s profile falls within the “gifted” range and provide recommendations based on areas of strength and growth.

At WonderTree, we are experienced in gifted assessments and supporting families to advocate for their child’s needs and understand their child’s intellectual potential. These assessments can be streamlined to intelligence testing alone, or include more broad measures to identify a child’s academic potential and information processing with multiple sources of information (parent, youth, school). 


A gifted assessment at WonderTree will lead to specific recommendations for home and school to help your child fulfill their potential and help you make informed decisions about your child’s academic and broader learning needs. As per many school boards and independent schools, we assess intellectual abilities for youth ages 6 through 16 using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and academics using WIAT-III. Other intelligence tests are available for youth below or above that age range. If your child has had a WISC-V assessment previously, we recommend waiting at least a year before retesting. Gifted testing is often required for placement in special gifted programs within public schools, and some private programs.

If there are queries for additional concerns (e.g., learning gaps, social skill weaknesses, attention based or executive functioning concerns) a full psychoeducational assessment is recommended.

What Does an Assessment involve?



Interview and questionnaires with parents/youth and review of relevant data (e.g., report cards, prior assessments, relevant medical documentation).


Assessment Sessions

Administration of standardized tests, observations, and clinical interviewing with the youth.


Comprehensive Feedback

The feedback session is directly between the youth and/or parents, and the psychologist. The psychologist will explain the results of the assessment, highlighting the areas of strength and need, and providing recommendations and next steps.



After the feedback has occurred, you will be provided with a detailed report. The report will include the results of the standardized testing, as well as a clinical formulation (write up summarizing the testing and bringing the information all together to explain the youth’s profile), and recommendations. The recommendations that WonderTree psychologists make will be tailored to the youth and based on the assessment results. This is your report, you can share it with whomever you feel is important to have the information, such as the school and family doctor.

Fee for gifted assessment including academics: $3250

Fee for gifted assessment alone (no academics): $2000

Psychological services are not covered by OHIP, but may be covered under your extended health insurance benefits. Check with your insurance provider for details (here is a list of questions you can ask). Please ask us for a quote that you can submit in advance if required by your insurance company.   

How do I start an assessment?


Contact us using the information below


A family coordinator will help determine assessment type and schedule your appointment


Meet with one of our clinicians

Contact Us

One of our family coordinators will return your call/e-mail within 2 business days. Our family coordinators will help determine which service provider would be the right fit and assist in scheduling your appointment.


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