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Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition Australian and New Zealand Language Adapted Edition (WAIS-IV A&NZ Language Adapted Edition)

David Wechsler

An advanced measure of cognitive ability in adults

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Age range: 16 to 90 years 11 months

Qualification level: C

Year: 2008

Administration time: 67 minutes

Administration type:

The WAIS-IV A&NZ Language Adapted Edition is the industry standard test to measure adult intelligence.

Language adapted for Australia and New Zealand, the WAIS-IV gives you results you can trust and the most advanced measure of cognitive ability. The test was developed with these key goals:

  • Efficient administration time
  • Enhanced user friendliness
  • Improved subtest and composite reliability
  • Updated norms

The scoring and reporting software has been carefully designed and enhanced to improve ease of use and functionality.

Technical Information

  

In recognition of emerging demographic and clinical trends, the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) was developed to provide you with the most advanced measure of cognitive ability and results you can trust. The WAIS-IV offers precision and simplicity in one comprehensive battery combined with the enhanced utility that results from the rigorous collection and stratification of normative data
that is the hallmark of Wechsler tradition.

It is this commitment to excellence that led us to focus on four issues to guide the WAIS-IV revision:

  • Changing demographics

  • Shifting clinical needs

  • Emerging research

  • Increasing caseload

Australia and New Zealand Language Adaptation

To maintain high levels of validity and reliability, and to ensure the most effective use in Australia and New Zealand, the WAIS-IV has been language adapted for our populations.

For further information about the WAIS-IV digital, go to www.helloq.com.au/wais-iv

Test Structure

The WAIS-IV structure was modified to align with the widely popular WISC-IV and to reflect current theory regarding cognitive ability.

The new structure is also more reflective of current cognitive ability theory and divides scores into four specific domains. The core battery consists of ten total subtests that yield the FSIQ and four Index Scores. There are also five supplemental subtests that may be substituted for core subtests or administered for additional information.


WAIS-IV Scoring Assistant and Report Writer

Save time scoring and reporting results with the practical WAIS-IV Scoring Assistant and Report Writer Software. Generate concise score reports and comprehensive interpretative reports automatically from your PC by simply entering raw scores. The WAIS-IV Scoring Assistant and Report Writer are part of the PsychCorpCenter platform, which allows you access to other scoring applications for potential cross battery analysis (including the WMS-IV Scoring Assistant and Report Writer for in depth analysis).

Scoring Assistant - Just enter raw scores, and the software does the following:

  • Generates concise score reports and statistical reports with graphs and tables

  • Raw to scaled score conversions

  • Strength and weakness discrepancies

  • Links to WMS-IV Software, WIAT-II Software and ACS Software

  • Upgradeable to WAIS-IV Report Writer

Important Information on the Scoring Assistant and Report Writer:
The PsychCorpCentre software will run on the following operating systems; Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista, and Microsoft Windows 2000.
 
This software is not compatible with the Mac (Apple) operating system.
 
To get the latest, most up-to-date software, please visit the support website and download the software from there. http://pearsonassessmentsupport.com/support/index.php?View=files


WAIS-IV UPDATE

We want to bring to your attention a change we have made to the WAIS-IV Technical and Interpretive Manual, Table C.2: Differences Between the FSIQ and the GAI Required for Statistical Significance. The formula previously used to calculate these values did not account for the subtests that are common to both composite scores.The attached table serves as the replacement for Table C.2. This change does not affect the calculation of an examinee's subtest or composite scores.

Click here to download the WAIS-IV Technical and Interpretive Manual Revision