The Gibson Test was designed by Dr. Ken Gibson, a specialist in pediatric visual processing, who has devoted his entire career to helping people with disabilities to overcome their learning challenges. The Gibson Test is used to identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses in children and adults ages six and older. The test scientifically measures key foundation learning skills: memory, processing speed, auditory processing, visual processing, logic & reasoning, and word attack skills. Once cognitive weaknesses are identified, they can be strengthened, which typically addresses the root of the problem and removes frustrating obstacles to learning. Weak skills can be strengthened through brain training.

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.

The Gibson Test meets the highest scientific standards and has been administered more than 92,000 times since 1999 by professions including psychologists, educators, neurologists, audiologists, speech & language professionals, and brain training specialists around the world. It has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition, and has strong psychometric properties that meet or exceed the standards for educational tests.

The Gibson Test is available in more than 20 languages, including English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hungarian, Bahasa Malay, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Tagalog, Lithuanian, Polish, and Taiwanese Hokkien.

We focus our testing and analysis on specific areas that are strongly related to learning and performance whether at school, university, on the job, or in other areas of life. These skills include:

• Memory Skills

The ability to retrieve and retain information


The ability to attend to and stay on task

• Processing Speed

The ability to handle information with ease and speed

• Logic and Reasoning

The ability to apply skills related to planning, thinking, and reasoning

• Auditory Processing

The ability to blend, segment, and analyze sounds

• Visual Processing

The ability to create and manipulate pictures in your mind

The report you will receive following the completion of the test will give you a detailed look at individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas. It also measures IQ.

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, The Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about brain performance as you determine the next best step for yourself or your child, student, or client.

What Difference Can Cognitive Testing Make for You or Your Child?

Many families and individuals describe experiencing an “Aha!” moment when they see the results of their test. In fact, we often hear comments like “Now everything makes sense!” as families see the performance of weak skills responsible for some of their most frustrating daily struggles. The reason to complete a cognitive test to identify weak skills is simple: Once identified, weak skills can be strengthened through brain training. Strengthening these skills typically addresses the root cause of the problem, and removes frustrating obstacles to learning.

Identifying weak skills can:

• Give professionals and families the answers they need to make informed decisions regarding the best intervention for a child or adult

• Save time and money that might have been spent pursuing interventions that don’t address the root cause of the problem