The psych never mentioned the characteristics but said IQ tests cannot accurately capture IQ for 5% of the population. He mentioned that this particular field of study began about 10 years ago. He estimated that ds's IQ is anywhere from 10 -20 points higher than the test score. I always knew he was gifted but it was nice to have it validated by his academic testing. And it's been invaluable this year at bad middle school to motivate them into differentiating.
I will say that my son's original IQ test seemed out of sorts with my daughter's. Her test seemed to follow a natural progression. His was all over the page. I'm no expert and the district psych NEVER spoke to me about ds' TAG test. He just didn't make the top 2% cut off.
But then a friend took her daughter to a private psych - he looked at daughter's TAG test and said, wow, she's got something going on here. Turns out she is extremely ADD. The district psych failed to notice this. Friend's experience prompted me to seek out the specialist - who took one look at my son's TAG test and said, something is going on, let's find out what it is. It was just a gut instinct on my part, but it didn't look "right" to me. How's that for scientific evidence?
According to our specialist this isn't something to be concerned about. It's just how his brain works. After going over the testing I began to notice a lot of similarities between my dad and ds and even myself. So maybe I have abnormal processing too. LOL
Sorry I can't be more helpful.
Last edited by Agent99; 02/10/12 10:32 AM.