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Cognitive Assessment Tool Upgrade Provides More Information on Learning Disabilities
to a cognitive assessment tool will allow school and clinical
psychologists more access to test content and additional information
student's learning processes specific to learning disabilities.
Pearson has introduced the fifth version of its Wechsler
Intelligence Scale for
Children (WISC-V), which gathers information about a child's
strengths and weaknesses and can help develop a personalized learning
students who need remediation.
edition of the product includes access to new subtest
increased coverage of cognitive processes important to specific learning
disability identification and intervention. It also can integrate
measures from tests like the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement and
Individual Achievement Test.
edition makes assessment and interpretation more effective and efficient
for clinicians," said Pearson Vice President of Cognition and
Abigail Batty, "and makes assessment more engaging for students."
the first time, the WISC-V, which measures cognitive ability for
ages 6-16, is available in both digital and traditional
formats. The digital format is on Pearson's Q-interactive, which allows
clinicians to access their clients' assessment via a tablet.
of core psychological tests has been a fantastic development of
my practice," said clinical psychologist Patrick Aleknavicius. "The
of Q-interactive and the updated WISC-V will allow for a more integrated
detailed understanding of a child's test scores and more targeted
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.