Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fourth Edition: Integrated
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth Edition Integrated
(WISC–IV Integrated) combines the WISC–IV and 16 optional subtests to provide critical diagnostic information to support clinical judgements and guide intervention planning. As the premier test for cognitive abilities in school, health, and private settings, it provides a comprehensive measure of learning strengths and difficulties while ensuring valid and reliable testing for quantitative and qualitative measures that go beyond a child's intellectual index scores.
Following the WISC–IVCDN administration, use any of the 16 process subtests in the WISC–IV Integrated for an even more in-depth, targeted assessment. By choosing only the Integrated subtests you believe could reveal a processing problem that might be affecting core WISC–IV scores, guiding your intervention, or answering a referral question, you are able to gain essential clinical insights by adding only minutes to your administration time.
Process Subtests Provide Answers to Questions
Using U.S. data, WISC–IV Integrated process subtests offer a rich, clinical "testing of the limits" that help identify sources of a child's strengths and weaknesses:
- Further explore the cognitive processes that contribute to a child's scores
- Provide adapted versions of WISC–IV subtests that are especially amenable to use with a diverse array of children with special needs
- Provide valuable hypothesis testing that historically involved expensive and unvalidated measures
- Assist the clinician in developing treatment plans and intervention strategies specifically aimed at a child's areas of cognitive difficulties
- Develop critical insights to assist students with disabilities in standards-based education
The Power of Process Integrated into the WISC–IV
New Validity Studies
Extensive validity data are available for ADHD, learning disabilities (reading, writing, math), traumatic brain injury, autism/Asperger's syndrome, mental retardation, and receptive and expressive language disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why should I use the WISC–IV Integrated?
A. If you have a concern or question about a child’s WISC–IV scores, you will increase your understanding of his/her capabilities by clarifying the interpretation of the WISC–IV results.
Q. If I already own the WISC–IVCDN, can I upgrade to the WISC–IV Integrated?
A. Yes, you can purchase the WISC–IV Integrated Upgrade Kit that includes all the materials for the 16 WISC–IV Integrated process subtests.
Q. What is included with the WISC–IV Integrated Complete Kit?
A. You’ll receive the full WISC–IV battery, plus the materials you need for the 16 WISC–IV Integrated process subtests.
Important Links with Other Measures
The WISC–IV Integrated also offers validity studies (U.S. data only) correlating with achievement (WIAT®–II and upcoming WIAT®–III), children’s memory (CMS™), adaptive behaviour (ABAS®–II), emotional intelligence (BarOn Emotional Quotient–Inventory: Youth Version™), and giftedness (GRS™).
Scoring and Report Writing Software
The Scoring Assistant® and Writer software helps you save time and effort with time-consuming details, calculations, and narrative writing—making your job easier and your assessment work go faster. Free sample reports of the Scoring Assistant and Writer are available at www.WISC-IV.ca.