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Gifted Assessments

Our Giftedness Assessments help people gain a better understanding of their unique talents and provide tailored recommendations to help them reach their full potential.

Discovering and Nurturing Gifted Potential

Giftedness is frequently misunderstood, leading to misconceptions and stereotypes surrounding gifted individuals. Many people mistakenly believe that giftedness is synonymous with high intelligence or academic achievement alone. In reality, giftedness encompasses a broad range of exceptional abilities, including intellectual, creative, and artistic talents.

Without proper identification and support, gifted individuals might struggle to realize their full potential. They may experience boredom or frustration in traditional educational settings that do not cater to their unique needs. Furthermore, gifted individuals can face social and emotional challenges, such as feelings of isolation, heightened sensitivity, or perfectionism. All of these factors can sometimes contribute to underachievement or a lack of fulfillment in their personal and professional lives.

Randall Symes Psychological Services recognizes the importance of properly identifying and supporting gifted individuals. 

By offering Giftedness Assessments in Edmonton, we aim to help clients better understand their unique abilities and provide tailored recommendations for nurturing their potential. Through a comprehensive assessment process, our team of experienced psychologists ensures that gifted individuals receive the support they need to thrive.


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Recognizing the Signs of Giftedness

Recognizing the signs of giftedness can be challenging, as gifted individuals often display a wide range of characteristics that can vary depending on their unique abilities and talents. However, there are several common traits and behaviors that may indicate giftedness. Here are some key symptoms to monitor:

If you suspect that you or someone you know may be gifted, it’s essential to seek professional guidance from a qualified psychologist or counselor. A thorough assessment can help identify giftedness and provide appropriate support and resources to nurture the individual’s unique talents and abilities.

"By accurately identifying and understanding an individual's unique abilities through a comprehensive Giftedness Assessment, parents, educators, and the individuals themselves can ensure that appropriate resources and support are in place to help them reach their full potential."

Dr. Brent Symes. Senior Partner at Randall Symes Psychological Services

Unlocking Your Potential Through Expert Gifted Assessments

Our Giftedness Assessments is to gain a thorough understanding of an individual’s strengths and needs, ensuring that appropriate support and interventions can be provided.

By accurately identifying the areas in which an individual excels, we can help create tailored strategies to nurture their potential, both academically and personally. This personalized approach allows us to provide the most effective support, empowering individuals to reach their full potential and thrive in their pursuits.

The assessment process typically begins with an intake interview and background information gathering, which offers valuable context for understanding the individual’s developmental, educational, and family history. Next, standardized tests are administered to measure cognitive abilities and achievement levels, including intelligence tests and achievement tests.

In addition to standardized testing, behavioral observations, checklists, and qualitative assessments are used to gain deeper insights into the individual’s abilities and potential. Parents, teachers, and other caregivers may be asked to provide input on the individual’s traits and characteristics through behavioral checklists or rating scales.

The outcome of an assessment is a detailed report that includes test results, diagnostic impressions, and relevant recommendations. 

By accurately identifying and understanding an individual’s unique abilities and needs through a comprehensive Giftedness Assessment, parents, educators, and the individuals themselves can ensure that appropriate resources and support are in place to help them reach their full potential.

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Why Choose Us

Our assessment team has extensive experience diagnosing ADHD and other mental health conditions.

We understand that every individual is unique, and we tailor our treatment plans to meet the specific needs of the individual.

Our ADHD assessments are in-depth, using tests, questionnaires, and interviews to gain a full understanding of symptoms and causes.


The Benefits of Giftedness Assessments

Giftedness Assessments offer several advantages for individuals, their families, and educators. By accurately identifying an individual’s unique talents and abilities, these assessments provide valuable insights that can contribute to personal growth and academic success. Here are some key benefits of Giftedness Assessments:

Through our Giftedness Assessments, individuals, families, and educators can collaborate to create an environment that nurtures the development of an individual’s unique talents and abilities. By identifying and understanding these exceptional traits, we can ensure that individuals have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Our comprehensive assessments are designed to provide helpful information, supportive answers, and individually-tailored recommendations.

You do not need a referral from a physician to make an appointment. Please contact us now to get started.