Dr. Dennise Lawry

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Psychological Testing


Dr. Lawry is currently conducting gifted evaluations for children and adolescents.  A detailed report explaining the test(s) administered and scores, and what they mean for your child is included in the evaluation.  The report is signed by Dr. Lawry, a Licensed Psychologist, which is often what is required by gifted programs.  

Gifted Evaluations include the following:

  • IQ Testing: This includes the WISC-IV which will provide in-depth information on factors related to intelligence.
  • Achievement Testing: This includes the WIAT-III which will provide in-depth information on a child's mastery of specific subjects and on academic strengths and weaknesses.

The following are important considerations in the process of gifted testing :

  • Your child may take up to 4 hours to complete each test (IQ and Achievement). 
  • Each test is administered directly by Dr. Lawry, Licensed Psychologist.  This ensures that the evaluation was administered accurately and by a qualified professional.
  • Gifted programs often require that the evaluation is completed by a Licensed Psychologist.  The report will be signed by Dr. Lawry and you may provide a copy to the school as needed.
  • If a gifted program requires that your child complete both an IQ and Achievement test, then the evaluation is completed over two days.  This reduces fatigue and the potential of it affecting your child's performance during testing. 
  • During the evaluation your child will have the opportunity to take a break.  Please have your child bring a snack and a drink. 
  • If your child wears eyeglasses, please make sure that they wear them during the evaluation.
  • Some children may get cold during the evaluation, having a sweater handy can bring comfort.