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WAIS-IV:

Administration Core Subtests & Supplementary Tests

Gabrielle Brawn & Sadhbh (Sive) Joyce Clinical Neuropsychologists


Tuesday 18th March, 2014

9. Information

Where to begin:

Start at item 3 Teaching provided on items 3 and 4 if response is incorrect () Reverse if necessary

During the test:

ALWAYS query when indicated (Q) Specific queries for some responses (*) Can repeat questions without altering wording Discontinue after 3 consecutive scores of 0

10. Coding

Set up

Separate booklet (with Symbol Search) Point to the form when explaining Extra booklet if examinee is left-handed and blocking the key Stopwatch: strict timing (120sec total)

Where to begin:

Demonstration, then Sample items, then test items Correct errors on sample items

During the test:


Do not allow examinee to skip items or do them out of order Examinee can spontaneously correct (but no eraser) Score with template later

Quick recap...

Why use supplementary tests?

11. Letter-number sequencing


(only for 16-69 year olds)

Where to begin:

Demonstration item A, then Sample Item A, then Items 1 and 2 (all 3 trials for each) If not discontinued: Demonstration item B, then Sample Item B Teaching as necessary for Samples

During the test:


Administer all trials for each item Discontinue after 3 scores of 0 on the same item Correct if examinee says letters first

12. Figure Weights

(only for 16-69 year olds)

Where to begin:

Demo items A & B, then Sample, then item 4 Point to visual stimuli correctly during explanation Reverse if incorrect on items 4 or 5

During the test:


Strict timing: 20sec for items 1-12; 40sec for items 13-27 Prompts: 10 sec from end of time NB: change of instruction from item 16 Can phase out instructions Discontinue after 3 consecutive scores of 0

13. Comprehension

Where to begin:

Item 3 Teaching provided on items 3 and 4 if response is incorrect () Reverse as necessary

During the test:

Repeat question as required without altering wording Query where appropriate (Q) Prompt for second response on some items Discontinue after 3 consecutive scores of 0

14. Cancellation

(only for 16-69 year olds)

Set up

Response booklet One pencil each, no eraser Stopwatch: Strict timing (45 sec max / item)

Where to begin:

Demo A and Sample A, then item 1 Correct errors on sample items


Prompts:

During the test:

draw one line through shape dont skip any rows you cannot go back... work all the way across rows

After 45s: Stop circle the last shape you looked at

14. Cancellation continued...

Scoring

Subtract errors from total correct

15. Picture Completion

Where to begin:

Sample item, then item 4 Teaching on sample, and items 4 & 5 Reverse if non-perfect score on items 4 or 5 Strict timing: 20sec per item Prompts:

During the test:


Yes, but what is missing? A part is missing in the picture. What is it that is missing? Yes, but what is the most important thing missing?

Pointing is OK, dont need a verbal response Discontinue after 4 consecutive scores of 0