Dr. Kraska provides intelligence testing for children entering Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade for Charlotte Areas Independent Schools (CAIS). Children must be 4yrs old by the time of testing in order to be eligible for testing.
Two intelligence tests are used based on the child’s age. The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) is used for students entering Pre-K through 1st grade. The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V) is used for students entering 2nd through 4th grade. Both tests are administered on an iPad and involve a variety of testing procedures including blocks, visual puzzles, memorization, animals, numbers, vocabulary, and drawing. Each of these methods measure the child’s ability to verbalize meaningful concepts (Verbal Comprehension), recognize concepts and relationships among visual objects (Visual Spatial Reasoning), complex problem solving skills of novel situations (Fluid Reasoning), their ability to register and manipulate auditory and/or visual information (Working Memory), and their ability to mentally process and reproduce information without making errors (Processing Speed).
We charge a testing fee of $275 for the WPPSI-IV and $275 for the WISC-V, due at the time of testing. After testing is complete, the client’s registration form, signed agreement, observations form from testing, a summary letter to parents, and the testing results are compiled and sent to parents and the schools to which you are applying.
To make an appointment or inquire about availability, please call our office at (704) 464-4910.