Many private and independent schools in Salt Lake City, Park City, Valencia, CA, and beyond, require cognitive tests as part of the admissions process. Cognitive tests may also be needed for application to gifted programs at public schools. The type of cognitive testing most often used for school admissions is commonly known as an I.Q.test, which generally assesses an individual’s reasoning skills in verbal and nonverbal areas. I.Q. is considered a measure of a child’s potential and is often associated with academic success. Advances in neuropsychology have shown that multiple areas of brain functioning contribute towards academic success. After reviewing school requirements, Early Life clinicians are able to determine the appropriate cognitive tool to best capture a child’s strengths.