The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills


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Did you know that struggles with thinking, learning, reading, memory, and attention are often caused by weak cognitive skills? If you or someone you love is struggling in one or more of these areas, The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is the right place to start as it is one of a few cognitive tests that measure a wide range of cognitive skills - the core skills the brain uses to think, learn, and perform in school, at university, at work, and in life.

The Gibson Test meets the highest scientific standards and has been administered more than 100,000 times since 1999 by professions including psychologists, educators, neurologists, audiologists, speech and language professionals, and brain training specialists around the world.

It is a non-invasive test takes that takes less than an hour to complete and has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition showing strong psychometric properties that meet or exceed the standards for educational tests.

What the Gibson Test Measures

The Gibson Test scientifically measures the performance of the following key cognitive skills:

Short-term and long-term memory Processing speed Auditory processing Visual processing Logic and reasoning Word attack skills (not a cognitive skill but essential for fluent reading) Attention

The report you will receive following the completion of the test will give you a detailed look at individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas.

Beyond IQ

The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is not a test that emphasizes an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) score since standard IQ scores can be misleading. Simply providing an IQ score that represents an average or composite score does not reveal the presence of one or more weak cognitive skills.

You need to know how each component is performing to identify what may be causing the lack of performance or holding someone back from achieving his or her full potential.

What Difference Can Cognitive Testing Make for You or Your Child?

Many families and individuals describe experiencing an "Aha!" moment when they see the results of their test. In fact, we often hear comments like "Now everything makes sense!" as families see the performance of weak skills responsible for some of their most frustrating daily struggles.

The reason to complete a cognitive test to identify weak skills is simple:
Once identified, weak skills can be strengthened through brain training. Strengthening these skills typically addresses the root cause of the problem and removes frustrating obstacles to learning.

Identifying weak skills can:

Give professionals and families the answers they need to make informed decisions regarding the best intervention for a child or adult. Save time and money that might have been spent pursuing interventions that don’t address the root cause of the problem.

About the Test

The Gibson Test was initially designed in 1999 by Dr. Ken Gibson, a specialist in paediatric visual processing. Dr. Gibson has devoted his entire career to helping children and adults of all ages learn easier, think faster, and perform better.

The Gibson Test is available in more than 20 languages, including English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Filipino, Lithuanian, Polish, and Taiwanese Hokkien.

Whether you are the parent of a struggling student, a parent or adult looking for a baseline test of current skills levels, an adult seeking help for yourself, a clinician seeking to help a client or patient, or an educator or school looking for answers for one or more students, The Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about brain performance as you determine the next best step for yourself or your child, student, or client.