IQ tests done on Springs children

2014-06-12 08:23

The five children allegedly held captive by their father in a house in Springs, east of Joburg, have all undergone IQ tests.

The department of social development conducted IQ tests and personality tests on the children, aged two, three, four, 11 and 16, to determine if they would cope in school or needed remedial education, Beeld newspaper reported today.

Educational psychologist Linda de Rooster said the children needed to be evaluated because both their parents suffered from learning disabilities.

It was also important to establish if they had any psychiatric or neurological problems.

De Rooster said it would be easier for the three younger children to adapt in school, but the two older siblings would probably battle.

Their father was expected to appear in court again today for allegedly assaulting his wife and children and keeping them captive.

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