Parent Evening – Assessment of Intellectual Giftedness in Children and Adolescents.
Presenter: Jason Encel, B. B. Sc. (Hons.) M. Psych. (Clin.), MAPS Child Psychologist
When: Tuesday November 17th 2015
Where: Glenunga Int High School, 99 LÉstrange Street, Glenunga
Cost: Free to GTCASA memvers and $20 for non members
Areas to be covered will include:
- What are the potential benefits of conducting a formal intellectual assessment?
- What is assessed in an intellectual assessment? (and what is not) i.e. what does the assessment mean?
- The concept of multidimensional assessment
- Types of assessments
- Factors which may impact on test performance
- IQ ranges, factor scores, percentiles
- What test scores mean
- Structure of psychological reports
- At what age can a child be assessed?
- A few comments on the stability of IQ scores across the developmental period
- If there is sufficient interest, we could explore assessment and accelerated progression
Jason currently works in private practice. He has extensive experience and a longstanding interest in the assessment of intellectual giftedness. Likewise, he enjoys working with gifted youth and their caregivers, where there are social, emotional and behavioural issues associated with being gifted.
Jason has previously worked as a Senior Clinical Psychologist at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (a Division of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital) and as a DECS Consultant Psychologist, Gifted Children and Students. He is currently serving on the GTCASA Committee as the Counselling and Guidance Psychology representative.
Jason has supervised postgraduate research/theses on psychological aspects of giftedness. Some of this work has been published. He has also presented at a Biennial World Conference for Gifted Education. Over the years, he has spoken to parents on many occasions about various aspects of the gifted experience.