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Parents interested in making an application for their children to various gifted programs, such as the Davidson Institute and The Mirman School, must first determine if their children are qualified to apply. One step in determining this qualification is IQ testing. Dr. Chidekel is one of the licensed psychologists on the Testing Referral List for The Mirman School. 

Children under the age of 6 are administered the Weschler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV). Children aged 6-15 are administered the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V). The cut off score for eligibility to apply to The Mirman School is 138.


  1. CLICK HERE to request a date and time for IQ testing.
  2. Links to Forms for your child’s evaluation – an Initial History and Consent form – are also on that page. Please print them and either 1) send them back to me, or 2) remember to bring them with you on the day of the appointment.
  3. PayPal will open when you select a date and time. NOTE: Your appointment will not be confirmed until payment is received.
  4. The cost of IQ testing is $600, which includes test administration, scoring, and a brief, written report of the findings. The fee is refundable, less a $25 processing fee, if you cancel or reschedule your appointment via email with at least 48 business hours notice. Please note that the fee will be applied if you miss an appointment that you have not cancelled, if you cancel with less that 48 business hours notice, or you arrive more than 20 minutes late and I do not have time to complete the testing during the interval I’ve reserved for you. Please anticipate traffic so you can arrive on time.
  5. You’ll receive the report of the findings of the assessment via email no more than three business days after testing is complete.


An IQ score is derived from a child’s performance on subtests that measure various cognitive capacities, such as language pace and mathematical ability, reasoning skills, efficiency, and perceptual-motor abilities. 

Testing takes between 45 and 75 minutes, depending on the age of the child and his or her abilities. 

Appointments take place at Dr. Chidekel’s office in Encino and can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 7am to 6pm. The cost of IQ testing is $600, which includes a brief report of the findings. The report is available within three working days. 

The capacities that contribute to IQ are natural to the child. IQ tests measure relatively little content, and gifted children naturally acquire that content as a function of the curiosity and capacity to make connections that are a part of being gifted. The only preparation for an IQ test is a good night’s sleep and breakfast (or lunch). 

No, there is nothing to practice. 

Tell your child that we will be sitting at a desk and doing some interesting activities that will challenge his or her brain in different ways. Most children – particularly bright children – enjoy the testing process. 

No, because of the way the tests are designed, the results will not be valid if you are present. 

When you arrive, I will greet you and bring you and your child into the consultation room. What nerves the child may have had before arriving usually diminish quickly. The waiting room and consultation room are next to each other.