|Intelligence Quotient (IQ) is one of the most important factors for identifying cognitive, mental, and learning disabilities and it also could be used as an indicator of a person’s cognitive, mental, and special abilities. Finding children’s IQ can lead to realizing their talents and abilities and also helps early intervention that could be helpful in case there are cognitive or mental problems.
In order to understand the children’s IQ, certain standard tests are available and among them, we can apply one of the most famous and reliable one, the “Goodenough” test, which is also known as (D.A.P). The other one is the Raven test, which is useful for carrying out a more accurate evaluation and having a clearer picture of the mental abilities and IQ of children 5 to 9 years old. By giving both tests and analyzing the results, an accurate picture of the child’s mental abilities will be obtained.
The positive aspects of this test include its proper validity and its great scientific support. Moreover, performing this test is easily applicable for young children, and in the process of performing the test, the child feels satisfied and happy to cooperate. Accordingly, the foregoing test has received a lot of attention from experts both in performing and in representing the nature of the child’s intelligence.
This test evaluates the child’s IQ in seven categories by analyzing the child’s drawing. The seven categories include:
Through this test, the child is asked to draw a person, and after that, the drawing will be analyzed by psychologists and then the child’s mental abilities will be accurately assessed.
The Raven Intelligence test, or Raven’s Progressive Matrices, is designed to measure intelligence and includes a set of images that are given to the person and he/she must fill the cut parts by choosing between the suggested images. This is a very popular test for measuring general intelligence or the G factor of a person. Raven intelligence test is used for assessing visual or spatial intelligence. In other words, this test can be used to evaluate logical intelligence, visual intelligence, non-verbal intelligence, as well as visual and mathematical-logical intelligence.