What is Giftedness?
It is developmental advancement
that can be observed in
early childhood. Although the term gifted is used to include many kinds of strengths, there are a few broad areas
in which giftedness can show itself. They
are intellectual ability, leadership ability, talent in art and music, and psychomotor ability. However, the gifted child may not develop or advance
equally in all areas.
The damage we do to gifted children / teenagers and adults by ignoring their
unique characteristics could be far greater than the damage
we do by labeling it.
"Hide not your talents, they for use were made, what's a
sundial in the shade?"
How Will My Child Benefit from Gifted Assessment?
All children with advanced development require comprehensive
diagnosis and early intervention in order to develop all of their capabilities. This is the primary purpose of gifted
testing rather than simply to obtain a numerical
score. Gifted and/or ability testing may qualify your intellectually gifted
child for special programmes, educational provisions such as subject acceleration /
grade skipping or personalised academic
coaching for the twice-exceptional learner.
Accurate assessment of your child's developmental
advancement that is based on professional clinical judgement by
who are experienced in testing the
gifted is the best way of
determining the full strength of a gifted child's abilities
many of our clients have been admitted into gifted and talented schools / programmes worldwide
in Australia, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and the United States, including MENSA, Stanford University's Education Program
for Gifted Youth, John Hopkins University Center for Talented
Youth and Singapore's Gifted
Some Characteristics of Intellectual Giftedness
- Shows exceptional ability in a single area but not
necessarily in others.
- Has an ability to relate to a broad range of ideas and synthesise
- Has a high degree of ability to think abstractly which develops early.
- Grasps concepts and sees relationships at an extraordinary speed.
- Displays a keen sense of curiosity and highly inquisitive.
- Possesses an unusual capacity for memory.
- Displays intense concentration when engaged in a task.
- Has a fascination with ideas and words and shows intolerance for
- Uses an extensive vocabulary and expresses himself/herself well.
- Shows a sensitivity to the feelings of others and a strong sense of right and
- Is acutely aware of his/her own ability and shows a keen awareness of world
Assessment is only carried out
by experienced Registered
Psychologists according to
International Standards, for children from 2 years of age, inclusive of an
report that is widely accepted by MENSA, local and international schools as well
as medical and healthcare professionals. The report includes personalised recommendations for your child to realise his/her potential for school and
Read some stories of children assessed at Gifted Academy, Singapore - (i) Gifted?
More kids sent for psychology tests (ii)
youngest MENSA member (iii) Singapore's smartest kid? (iv)
The 5 Show
Assessment fees are inclusive
of (i) professional consultation, (ii) assessment/test and (iii) psychological report. No additional or
Chan, thank you for the very insightful session! We are so glad that we made the decision to send our boy to you
for the assessment. The assessment report really helps us to understand his developmental needs better
and how we can best support his growth". Parents of a 7-year
"Dr Chan, thank you for your help and explanation. We are able
to better understand how and why our son behaves in certain ways. With that understanding, we
can seek better parenting method to help him. Appreciate it very much...thank you once again..."
Parents of an 8-year
"Thank you Dr Chan and Ms Polene! We have gained so much
insights as parents through the assessments..." Parents of 2
girls, aged 5 and
Chan, thank you for sharing so much details with me regarding my son's development. I really appreciate it..."
Mother of 5-year old
"We would like to thank you for all the encouragement and
support. The gifted assessment that we opted for our son and the consultation we had was really helpful and we are
really glad that we embarked on it. As parents, we received a lot of helpful insights and we are grateful for that.
Our son enjoyed his session and has really grown fond of you folks and he keeps mentioning of his 'new
friends' in Singapore. Based on your assessment report, he has been accepted into the advanced programmes offered
by the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Our son has also been admitted as the youngest member in
MENSA India - Bangalore
chapter..." Parents of 5-year old
"Dr Chan, thank you so much again for the insightful
assessments and beneficial recommendations for both our kids. It has definitely been a worthwhile
investment...appreciate the reports and we are seriously evaluating the next steps to further hone the talents of
our children and build on the gaps..." Parents of a 5-year old boy
and an 11-year old
"Dr Chan, it was nice meeting you
and thank you for assessing our son. He enjoyed "playing" with you very much and actually wanted to go
back to "play" more...!" Parents of a 2-year-10-month
"My child is now very happy and have settled down well in her pre-school following your
assessment recommendations...Thank you very much!" Parents of
4-year old girl
"Thank you for your comprehensive gifted assessment report and recommendations. My child has been
advanced by a grade level according to his intellectual potential. He enjoys his school and lessons
and has performed well in the Gifted
Education Programme despite being younger than his classmates and has also recently done
very well in his Primary School Leaving Examinations. He has been admitted to and
is one of the few students in his cohort to be awarded a scholarship by a leading Integrated
Programme school in Singapore. He has been given lots of opportunities and is very
happy there. We are humbled by our son's achievements and can't help but think of the first time we
met you folks...thank you for everything..."
Parents of 13-year old
"Thanks for your recommendations...my daughter has improved so much. She is doing
well in school with full marks for Mathematics and English. She has also been accepted into
Mother of 8-year old
"It was a pleasure meeting you. My child was constantly chatting away about his
session and said that he wanted to come back for more sessions. Thank you sincerely, your
expertise has ensured that the children are kept at ease..." Parent of 6-year old
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