WASI–IIINDIA provides a brief, reliable measure of cognitive ability for use in clinical, educational and research settings. With India norms, WASI is now more accurate for use with the Indian population.
WASI was developed to meet professionals’ demands for a brief but reliable measure of intellectual ability that could be used in multiple settings. In India, professionals, generally in clinical settings, who faced time constraints in assessing intellectual abilities often selected subtests from comprehensive batteries to estimate IQ but could not derive Full-Scale IQs (FSIQs) from these subtests. WASI–IIINDIA addresses this problem by providing FSIQs not only from four subtests but also from administering only two subtests that take about 15 minutes to administer. Moreover, any professional who can administer a comprehensive assessment such as WISC or WAIS is able to learn using the WASI–IIINDIA with ease.
Flexible Administration Options
WASI–IIINDIA provides flexible administration options. The four-subtest form can be administered in just 30 minutes and the two-subtest form can be given in about 15 minutes.
(Vocabulary, Similarities, Block Design, Matrix Reasoning) provides:
- FSIQ–4 score: Estimate of general cognitive ability
- VCI score: Measure of crystallized abilities
- PRI score: Measure of nonverbal fluid abilities and visuomotor/coordination skills
(Vocabulary and Matrix Reasoning)
- FSIQ–2 score: Estimate of general cognitive ability
WASI–IIINDIA can be used in conjunction with the comprehensive Wechsler scales as a screening instrument to determine if in-depth intellectual assessment is necessary, or as a reevaluation tool to follow up on comprehensive testing.