WISC-IV is the fourth edition of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, a widely used standardized test designed to measure the cognitive abilities of children aged 6 to 16 years old.
The WISC-IV consists of 10 core subtests that assess a variety of cognitive abilities, including verbal comprehension, perceptual reasoning, working memory, and processing speed. The test is administered individually and takes approximately 65 to 80 minutes to complete. The results of the WISC-IV are used to calculate a Full-Scale IQ score, which provides an overall estimate of the child’s intellectual abilities.
The WISC-IV is used by psychologists and other mental health professionals to assist in the diagnosis of learning disabilities, developmental delays, and other cognitive impairments. It is also used in educational settings to identify children who may benefit from special education services or advanced academic programs.