Parent & Teacher Information Seminar - IQ Tests with Guest Speaker Fiona Smith

Fiona Smith will focus on giving parents and teachers a better understanding of what an IQ test is really all about.


  • Saturday, 20 February 2010 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm


  • Queensland Academy for Health Sciences
    Edmund Rice Drive
  • Southport QLD

Event type: Parent support group meeting

  • Maximum places: 40

About Fiona – Fiona Smith is the Principal Psychologist in the practice Gifted Minds.  She is in the unique position of having a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Psychology, full registration with the NSW Psychologists Registration Board, Associate Membership of the Australian Psychological Society and a Masters Degree of Education, majoring in Gifted Education. Fiona consulted to the University of New South Wales in the GERRIC Centre (Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre) from the inauguration of the Gifted Assessment Services in 1998 for six years. 2004 saw Fiona commence her private practice.  During the last ten years Fiona has assessed over 2500 gifted children, adolescents and adults. Her preferred assessment tool is the Stanford Binet: Fifth Edition (SB5).  Fiona is frequently invited around Australia to assess gifted children and adolescents, visiting Perth, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, the Southern Highlands, Dubbo and other venues in rural NSW. Fiona was invited to assess in Beijing, in March 2007. She has wide expertise in talking to parent groups and teachers.   

About the Seminar – Fiona’s talk will focus on giving parents and teachers a better understanding of what an IQ test is really all about. Why have a child IQ-tested? What is being measured? What is "intelligence" and is it really quantifiable? How do IQ and Factors Scores relate to academic performance?  Fiona will translate 'psychobabble' into meaningful language that is useful to both parents and teachers. She will also speak about the latest assessment tools, and the pros and cons in real terms that make sense from an educational perspective. This will be a 'user-friendly', interactive session during which attendees are encouraged to ask questions about assessment and giftedness in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Cost of event:

  • Member cost: $25
  • Non-member cost: $30
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