Evaluation of multiple intelligence - Shichida Intelligence Assessment
SIA (Shichida Intelligence Assessment) is a test that evaluates intelligence (intellectual development) from the point of view of The Shichida Methodology.
What does the SIA test result show?
- If the child’s intellectual development is at a normal pace for their age
- If there are deviations or problems in the intellectual development of the child
- What concrete results The Shichida Method has produced for your child.
SIA test structure:
Elements of general intelligence:
- Memory (short-term memory)
- Perception/judgment (ability to be aware, to learn and to classify information)
- Information processing speed (the speed at which information is assimilated)
- Understanding of language (words)
- Understanding mathematics (numbers)
Elements related to the abilities developed by The Shichida Method:
- Discernment (ability to know the name and use of objects)
- Correspondence (ability to understand the concept of “identical”)
- Classification (the ability to divide objects into groups)
- Ability to combine (understanding the method of combining two factors)
- Summary (ability to recognize and understand 3 or more factors)
- Basic concepts (colour, shape, size, number, quantity, comparisons, etc.)
Differences between SIA test and other internationally recognized intelligence tests
Three are many intelligence tests that are used in the world – WISC-IV, for example, is one of the most popular. The following are the differences between the SIA test and the WISC-IV test:
|SIA TEST||WISC – IV TEST|
|Age||4 years old – 6 years old
Once at 11 months
|5 years old – 16 years old
Once at 11 months
|Nr. of tested aspects||11||15|
|Nr. of questions||128||79|
|Nr of pages||68 pages
Divided in 4 categories, from A to D
|Post-test support||A results sheet is received||The results of the tests are calculated according to the following aspects, but no further advice is given:
– deviations in the intelligence structure
– specific intelligence disorders
|Tools used in the test||
** In contrast to WISC-IV, The Shichida Intelligence Assessment does not measure the child’s IQ, instead, it will clarify to the parent what results the child has produced from being educated in The Shichida Method, and what approach is appropriate to improve the child’s abilities from there. The results sheet will reveal the child’s current status and advice on how to approach his or her future education.
Have you ever wondered what you can do to help your child feel loved, safe, and confident in their abilities in a way that lasts for the rest of their lives? To support parents, we organize regular workshops/seminars in a welcoming and friendly setting for parents, to discuss and share the experiences of parents and children, thus learning from each other within the Shichida community.
At these workshops, we will provide answers not only to questions about The Shichida Method, techniques, and practices for home but, perhaps most importantly, answers the questions that children encounter while growing up:
- “Can I trust my own feelings?”
- “Can I trust myself?
- “Can I trust others?”
- “Will I be taken care of?
- “Do I deserve to be loved?”
- “Am I a loving person?”
If the child fails to obtain satisfactory answers to these questions from the parents (usually from the mother), they will gradually close themselves off to the world.
In these workshops, our goal is to help parents by sharing useful knowledge around child-rearing, removing limiting beliefs that suppress a parents’ intuition, and encouraging them to respond naturally to their child. A parent who is able to follow their own heart will respond with care and love to their child. We know that a baby is emotional and that they need feedback from their parents. Depending on how their parents respond and react to their child’s emotions, the child will develop an image of who they are that can be positive or negative.
For example, a baby who longs to sleep close to the mother’s body will feel discomfort if they have to sleep alone. They have not yet formed the concept of time and are only experiencing what is happening now and do not understand that their needs will be met later. A child left to cry alone at night will fear that their survival will be at stake. At first, they will cry and be very upset, but later they will give up and despair if they are not answered. They will see that they do not deserve care, that they are not worthy to receive love, and that they can no longer trust their own inner voice.