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Need to know what my daughter's IQ is

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fortifiedwithtea Tue 15-Dec-15 14:02:50

My DD2 was dx with Global Development Delay several years ago. She is now 13 years old. She has learning difficulties but a lot of people wouldn't know it. She looks and acts outwardly normal. She does a sport that is not typically associated with disabled people. She has lax ligaments making dressing particularly for the sport that she does hard.

It has been suggested that she join a special Olympics club. Problem is criteria, people who benefit from special Olympics have an IQ of 75 or less. And we must produce evidence that she fits that benchmark. Anymore than 75 she will be disqualified.

Her SENco can complete the forms. But I want to find out just what her IQ is and then if she fits the bill so be it.

Will I have to pay for an Ed Pscho report? How would I go about arranging that?

Flanks Tue 15-Dec-15 14:56:50

As the organisation what they will accept and expect in terms of evidence and the person that provides it. Definitely the easiest way to know if you are doing the right process.

fortifiedwithtea Tue 15-Dec-15 15:55:17

I've spoken to the Club, they told me a SENco can complete the form as DD2 does not have a statement. And I'm sure she will be totally professional but I don't want DD's application 'rubber stamped' if she shouldn't really be there. Imagine the humiliation if she went to a competition and the judges said she was too able to be there.

Flanks Tue 15-Dec-15 16:37:49

Ask the SENCO if she has a member of staff with APC and a WRIT test who could carry it out. if not, then get in touch with either a Specialist Teacher with APC or Ed Psych locally and ask if they can do it for you. An Ed Psych will use a different test (probably a WISC) but it also provides a general IQ score. Either can provide the score for you.

fortifiedwithtea Tue 15-Dec-15 16:50:07

Thanks Flanks

WRIT - wide range intelligence test

But what does APC mean?

Thanks for replying, much appreciated.

Flanks Tue 15-Dec-15 19:08:59

Assessment Practicing Certificate.

There are many teachers with APC that are fully qualified to write and assess diagnostically for SpLDs, they often hold Associate membership of the BDA as well (AMBDA).

Specialist teachers use the WRIT. Ed Psychs can also use WISC as well as WRIT. Both have been very heavilly standardised and correlate with eachother as a test of underlying ability.

Verbena37 Tue 15-Dec-15 19:34:45

Our consultant just advised us having a WISC IV IQ assessment carried out for our recently diagnosed ASD yr 6 son.

bloodyteenagers Tue 15-Dec-15 19:57:32

Have you read the criteria yourself. IQ is one of the criteria. If over 75 can still qualify if the person meets another criteria.

I would contact the special olympics organisation to get advice.

fortifiedwithtea Tue 15-Dec-15 20:19:53

bloodyteenagers love your name grin Yes I have read the criteria. And I agree DD2 does meet many of the criteria in which the school wouldn't know about. Doesn't know how to choose correct clothes for weather/activity. Puts clothes in the wash either too soon or has to be told something is too dirty to wear. Still wets herself once or twice a month, always because she won't go to the loo before walking home. Doesn't wash her hair very well, holds the hairdryer but can't direct it towards her hair (the dryer is too heavy for her) doesn't understand how much change she should have if she goes to the shops.

Then there's all the stuff the school is aware of and she gets help for in lessons.

Does anyone have a DC who does special Olympics and is at main steam school? If so, what reaction do they get from NT children?

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