Our Team Helps Your Child Shine
Our clinicians create a warm and friendly environment where your child can thrive. With thousands of cognitive assessments under our belts, we know how to quickly build a relationship so your child feels confident and can show up as their best self!
We Reduce The Stress Of Private School Admissions
Cognitive testing is a mandatory component of the admissions process at certain private schools including Harker, Nueva and Helios Schools.
Here’s What We Provide
You can schedule your child’s test during the week or on weekends.
Get results immediately and a report within three days. We can send the report directly to your schools of choice.
Reports include observational information, input from you, test scores and interpretation, and suggestions to support your child's development.
Mind by Design Makes IQ Testing Easy and Convenient
IQ Testing Explained
Watch Jana Parker, the founder of Mind by Design, explaining all the in's and out's of IQ Testing, with all the information you need before scheduling your test.
Stress-Free Scheduling & Testing
What To Expect During Your Child’s IQ Test
STEP 1: Schedule Your Appointment
Use our simple online scheduler to book your appointment. We have weekday and weekend availability.
STEP 2: Come To Our Office
We create a warm, inviting atmosphere where your child will feel comfortable and confident. Parents can enjoy our waiting room while your child is with their clinician.
STEP 3: Conduct Cognitive Test
We assess verbal skills, reasoning, visual-spatial skills, working memory, and processing speed with a variety of tabletop activities.
STEP 4: Get Your Results
Results and feedback are immediate and a report will be available within three days.
My daughter took her IQ test here, and it was a very good experience. My daughter liked working with Jana, she was very nice, and very professional.
Here’s What Parents Are Saying
How long does IQ testing take?Depending on your child's age, an hour to an hour and half.
Will my child get breaks?We want your child to perform at their best, so we frequently check in and offer breaks or snacks if needed.
Do you have weekend bookings?Our office provides flexible bookings and even test during weekends.
What is the right age for child IQ testing?The age is less important than the reason. The IQ test should be taken with a specific purpose, like admissions for private schools or as part of a psycho-educational evaluation. IQ tests are normed by age, so if your child is 4 years, 0 months, the scores will be compared to other children of that same age. If your child has the emotional and mental maturity to participate in tabletop activities with an adult for an hour, he/she will be just fine. We do everything we can to ensure they are comfortable and have breaks as needed. Time usually goes by quickly. We want your student to show us his/her best so we help them feel most comfortable, no matter the age. If your student just turned 4 and you are concerned about maturity or attention span, we can schedule for later in the admissions season. Spots fill quickly, so get your appointment on the calendar, regardless of the month.
What should I tell my child about the test?With young children in particular, we encourage parents to downplay the notion of a “test” and suggest that it is a time to have an adult's undivided attention to complete tasks and help with important jobs. It is a great time to share what they know. They can think about it like "school" where the teacher will ask them to do different activities and they are asked to give their best effort. We will help your child feel relaxed and engaged. We offer breaks as needed. Our office space is comfortable and friendly, and parents can sit just outside the office door or on the office balcony.
My child is anxious about taking tests..As licensed clinicians who provide treatment to children with anxiety, we know how to help kids with a variety of personalities feel comfortable. We believe it's important to have warm up time with children prior to the test using play materials or talking about their interests so that they can feel at ease and demonstrate his/her abilities with confidence. We offer a quick virtual meet and greet ahead of testing if needed, to help children feel more prepared and comfortable with the examiner.