No. Any mother, father, or bright, interested babysitter is qualified to handle preschool level material, thank you. Here's an email I just received from a 2009 Abacus Guide Preschoolers' Prep Program client (details obscured to protect client's confidentiality): Hi Emily, Just wanted to provide you with an update. <Child's Name> got <top ERB score>. Your … Continue reading Does Your Four Year Old Need a Professional ERB Prep Tutor?
Sometimes, someone will call me and say something along the lines of, "Junior rocks mazes! I got him a maze workbook and he gets it! He's set for the ERB!" However, sadly for these individuals, mazes aren't on the ERB for kindergarten. Mazes used to be, but no longer. They've been off the ERB for … Continue reading Urban Myth #1: ERB Test Includes Mazes
Thanks to Sonya Sobiesky of Psychology Today for quoting me in her insightful article on preschool aptitude and ERB (WPPSI) testing, Baby Steps to Harvard. Sobiesky writes: But how accurate is IQ testing for toddlers? The commonly used Wechsler Intelligence Scale evaluates verbal ability based on vocabulary size and clarity of speech. “If a speech therapist can help … Continue reading Psychology Today Discusses ERB (WPPSI) Testing