Cognitive Screening

The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses in children and adults ages six and older. Once cognitive weaknesses are identified, they can be strengthened, which typically addresses the root cause of the problem and removes frustrating obstacles to learning. Weak skills can be strengthened through brain training.


who is it for?

If you have a child who is struggling with reading, learning, thinking, remembering. or paying attention—or if you are struggling yourself—The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is the right place to start. The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses in children and adults ages six and older.

The Gibson Test scientifically measures the performance of key cognitive skills: memory, processing speed, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and word attack. The cost for the screening is $300 which includes the parent consultation, testing, the explanation of results and recommendations.


what can you learn?

The profile you receive will provide a detailed look at individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses. Many families and individuals describe experiencing an “Aha!” moment as they see reflected on paper the weak skills responsible for some of their most frustrating daily struggles.

By identifying specific weak skills, you’ll have the answers you need to make informed decisions regarding the best intervention for your child or yourself. Or, perhaps you want a baseline of your or your child’s current skill levels in the event of future injury. In either case, The Gibson Test will give you critical information about cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

About the test

Measure Key Foundational Skills:

Working Memory

Long-Term Memory

Processing Speed

Auditory Processing

Visual Processing

Logic & Reasoning

Word Attack Skills

The Gibson Test was initially designed in 1999 by Dr. Ken Gibson, a specialist in pediatric visual processing, who has devoted his entire career to helping people with learning disabilities overcome their learning challenges. The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses in the brain. 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, or baseline testing for your whole class or school, The Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about brain performance, and help you determine the next best step.

The Gibson Test is based on Gibson’s Learning Model which is grounded in the Cattell-Horn-Carrol (CHC) theory of intelligence. The CHC Theory is a model of intelligence that describes thinking as a combined set of multiple cognitive abilities including skills such as logic and reasoning, long-term and short-term memory, visual and auditory processing, and processing speed.

This information was obtained from the Gibson test website: