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    Originally Posted by aeh
    EM,

    I missed this earlier (somehow I was having trouble loading the forum for a while)...and will have to check on the YouTube link in a bit when it decides to work!

    But I love the way your DS is combining two of his passions! Some time ago, our DC1 randomly bumped into a post-doc on the bus who combines STEM research with serious classical composition. So others have found paths forward.

    And 13,

    Just keep prioritizing the joy of learning and growing for its own sake! I'm glad you're enjoying your current interests and explorations.

    Thank you aeh. Do you know any psychologists who administer the WISC online? That or psychologists who are interested in studying the personality traits of adolescents online?

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    13umm,

    As it happens, since the pandemic, the number of professionals who do online assessment has increased dramatically, mostly through a few vendors who contract to school districts who are having difficulty hiring enough local staff, but they are very unlikely to do private assessments, as the instruments are still best administered in-person, for standardization reasons.

    I think you might consider contacting the psychology department at whatever research university (preferably) is nearest you and asking if there is a faculty member who would be willing to answer some of these questions. You come across as a poised and confident young person in your communications here, and I suspect there is someone on a nearby faculty who would enjoy at least a little conversation with you. In particular, if there is anyone doing research on giftedness at such an institution, they might appreciate your inititiative and curiousity. (I know I do!) As you know, there is a great deal one can learn in correspondence on the internet, but nothing really replaces a nuanced, free-flowing conversation with an interested and thoughtful conversational partner. A local professional might know about resources of the kind you are seeking that are accessible in-person.


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    Originally Posted by aeh
    13umm,

    As it happens, since the pandemic, the number of professionals who do online assessment has increased dramatically, mostly through a few vendors who contract to school districts who are having difficulty hiring enough local staff, but they are very unlikely to do private assessments, as the instruments are still best administered in-person, for standardization reasons.

    I think you might consider contacting the psychology department at whatever research university (preferably) is nearest you and asking if there is a faculty member who would be willing to answer some of these questions. You come across as a poised and confident young person in your communications here, and I suspect there is someone on a nearby faculty who would enjoy at least a little conversation with you. In particular, if there is anyone doing research on giftedness at such an institution, they might appreciate your inititiative and curiousity. (I know I do!) As you know, there is a great deal one can learn in correspondence on the internet, but nothing really replaces a nuanced, free-flowing conversation with an interested and thoughtful conversational partner. A local professional might know about resources of the kind you are seeking that are accessible in-person.

    I will get in touch with a nearby psychology department.

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