WAIS-IV SA: Something old, something (very) new

Date : 2016/06/10
Length of Training : 1 Day
Type of Training : CPD Workshop
Who should attend

Anyone with children or who works with children, in particular: Psychologists, Psychometrists, Registered Counsellors, Intern Psychology students, parents and teachers


The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales have undergone various adaptations over the years. The latest version, the WAIS-IV has recently been standardised for the South African population. The purpose of this workshop is to discuss the structure of the assessment and the research that was done to create South African norms. Basic principles in the administration and scoring of the instrument will be discussed and practiced. Workshop participants will gain further insight into what the test measures, and how to interpret the scores by means of in-depth case study discussions.
Although participants will have the opportunity to apply their own knowledge and skills when interpreting the profiles of these cases, interpretation guidelines will be provided and hand outs will help to facilitate the process. It would benefit participants to have some knowledge and experience with the WAIS-III, however, this is not a requirement to take part in


At the end of this workshop, delegates will be able to:

  • briefly discuss the history of the WAIS instrument and its structure
  • refer to the standardisation process in South Africa
  • cite South African research
  • have an understanding of how to administer the WAIS IV SA
  • have and understanding of how to score the WAIS IV SA
  • interpret the test results by using two case studies.

What is included:

  • Interactive discussions
  • Hand outs
  • WAIS IV SA answer sheet
  • Refreshments


Dr Karina de Bruin

Disclaimer: Presenters and attendees of all CPD activities must please note that the attainment of continuing education units (CEUs) does not licence any professional to practice outside their official scope of practice. CEUs are intended to broaden the knowledge of professionals but do not constitute professional training.

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