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Advanced Clinical Solutions for the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (ACS)

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Additional scores, indexes, norms, and subtests to assist in WAIS-IV and WMS-IV evaluations

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Overview
Technical Information

Age range: 16 to 90 years

Qualification level: C

Year: 2009

Administration time: Various

Administration type: Individual; Software scoring; Q-global® scoring for TOPF

The ACS for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV is a powerful tool designed to enhance the clinical utility and expand the construct coverage of these respected tests.

The ACS offers:

  • Newly developed subtests additional indexes and scores (including demographically adjusted norms) for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV. Additional scores include:
  • Demographically Adjusted Norms
  • Social Perception
  • Executive Function
  • Error Scores
  • Effort Scores
  • Additional Index Scores
  • Reliable Change Scores
  • Pre-Morbid IQ Scores (See also Test of Premorbid Functioning which is available as a separate report and is able to be scored on Q-Global)

 

Technical Information

Powerful new tool to increase the clinical utility of the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV.

ACS for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV is designed to enhance the clinical utility and expand the construct coverage of these respected tests. This new tool offers additional index scores, reliable change estimates, embedded effort measures and demographically adjusted norms for the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV. The kit also includes additional measures for the assessment effort, predicting premorbid IQ, social cognition and executive function.

Uses & Applications

Neuropsychologists and general clinicians can use ACS with special populations in a variety of settings, including:

  • Demographically Adjusted Norms
  • With older adults to assess dementia and reliable change
  • In forensic settings to measure pre-morbid IQ and effort
  • With individuals who have traumatic brain injury to assess executive function and social perception

Content & Administration

ACS offers newly developed subtests, and additional indexes and scores (including demographically adjusted norms) for WAIS-IV and WSM-IV. These components are:

Test of Pre-Morbid Functioning (Formerly WTAR):

  • Provides an estimate of pre-morbid intellectual functioning
  • Has been revised and re-normed with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV
  • Now offers software to make scoring easier and flexible
  • Has been enhanced by the addition of harder words and an extended IQ range of predictability

Word Choice

  • Provides effort scores when combined with embedded items in WAIS-IV and WMS-IV

Social Cognition

  • Social Cognition provides an assessment of an individual’s ability to understand non-verbal communication and social interactions
  • Uses visual both stimulus and audio cues

D-KEFS Trails and Verbal Fluency

  • Includes Number, Letter, and Number/Letter Sequencing Conditions from D-KEFS Trail Making tests
  • Includes Letter, Category, and Category Switching from D-KEFS Verbal Fluency test
  • Now correlated with the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (see WAIS-IV/WMS-IV Technical Manual)

NOTE: This software is not Mac OS compatible.

Licensing Information:
When you purchase your software, you are allowed two (2) installations for a single-user only