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Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence®—Fourth Edition: Canadian
(WPPSI®–IV CDN)

2012 | Wechsler, David

Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence®—Fourth Edition: Canadian

The WPPSI®–IVCDN helps assess three domains of intelligence that affect cognitive behaviour.

Ages / Grades 2:6 to 7:7 years
Administration Setting Core Subtests:
Ages 2:6 to 3:11:
30–45 Minutes;
Ages 4:0 to 7:7:
45–60 Minutes
Administration Format Paper-and-pencil
Scores / Interpretation FSIQ, Primary Index Scores and Ancillary Index Scores
Qualification Level C

    

The WPPSI–IVCDN is an innovative measure of cognitive development for preschoolers and young children that is rooted in contemporary theory and research. It places a strong emphasis on child-friendly, developmentally appropriate features and includes new processing speed tasks, the addition of working memory subtests, and an expanded factor structure. The extensive enhancements are targeted to benefit both children and examiners.

Content & Administration

Based on the most current literature in the field and feedback from experts and clinicians, the WPPSI–IVCDN includes extensive content changes including new processing speed measures, the addition of working memory subtests, and an expanded factor structure that includes new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for ages 4:0 – 7:7.

New Working Memory Subtests

Picture Memory and Zoo Locations—the two new working memory subtests—provide age-appropriate, engaging tasks for children as young as 2½ years. These reliable and child-friendly measures were specifically designed to help detect emerging working memory difficulties for early intervention.
 

Expanded and Updated Factor Structure

For both age bands the test structure includes three levels of interpretation: Full scale, Primary Index scale, and Ancillary Index scale levels.

The Primary Index scales include:

Test framework for each age band


 

  • Verbal Comprehension Index (VCI)
  • Visual Spatial Index (VSI)
  • Working Memory Index (WMI)
  • Fluid Reasoning Index (FRI)
  • Processing Speed Index (PSI)

The Ancillary Index scales include:

  • Vocabulary Acquisition Index (VAI)
  • Nonverbal Index (NVI)
  • General Ability Index (GAI)
  • Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI)

Features & Benefits

Improved Developmental Appropriateness

With consideration of the unique challenges of assessing young children, the WPPSI–IVCDN was redesigned to strengthen the emphasis on ensuring that all aspects of the WPPSI–IVCDN are developmentally appropriate.

New Processing Speed Subtests

Three new game-like subtests offer engaging art and use an ink dauber to indicate responses, thereby minimizing fine motor demands. Each subtest is built with careful consideration to the cognitive, motor, and language development of young children.

  • Bug Search and Animal Coding are adaptations of the WPPSI–IIICDN Symbol Search and Coding subtests
  • Cancellation is a more developmentally appropriate adaptation of the WISC®–IVCDN subtest version

Simplified Instructions

  • Simplified and shortened directions for children
  • Demonstration, sample, and teaching items used whenever possible to ensure clarity of task demands

Recorded Webinars:

Understanding Developmental Strengths
and Needs Using the WPPSI™-IV

Original Air Date: August 29, 2012
Presenter: Amy Dilworth Gabel, Ph.D.
Duration: 1:03:37

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Recorded Webinar Training Series:

Overview of Revision Goals

Presenter: Adam Scheller, Ph.D., NCSP
Duration: 10:42

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Developmentally Appropriate Features

Presenter: Adam Scheller, Ph.D., NCSP
Duration: 12:33

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Working Memory

Presenter: Adam Scheller, Ph.D., NCSP
Duration: 14:26

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Core Factor Structure

Presenter: Adam Scheller, Ph.D., NCSP
Duration: 11:37

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More Efficient Test Administration

Numerous updates make the administration as efficient and user-friendly as possible:

  • Testing time is maintained or reduced while construct coverage is increased
  • Clear and concise examiner instructions, including shortened discontinue criteria and simplified substitution, invalidation, and proration rules
  • Stimulus book content is distributed to maximize portability
  • New and durable storage solutions for manipulatives (including puzzles)

Improved Clinical Utility

Updates increase the practical usefulness of the WPPSI–IVCDN:

  • Age range extended upward to 7:7 years
  • Scoring approach expanded to include strengths and weaknesses analysis at the index level
  • Reduced expressive language requirements
  • Updated and new special group studies (U.S. data)
  • Statistical linkage to the WIAT®–I IICDN
  • Updated validity studies with the WPPSI–IIICDN

Updated and Improved Psychometric Properties

  • Updated norms representative of Canadian children aged 2:6 to 7:7 years
  • Extended floors and ceilings for more accurate measurement at the extremes of ability
  • Improved item difficulty gradients
  • Minimized or eliminated item overlap with the WISC–IVCDN

Users & Applications

Clinical psychologists, school psychologists, and neuropsychologists working in schools, clinics, hospitals, universities, and forensics use the WPPSI–IVCDN to help:

  • Identify and qualify students with cognitive delays for special services
  • Evaluate children for cognitive delays, intellectual disabilities, autism, and giftedness
  • Determine the impact of traumatic brain injury on cognitive functions in children
  • Determine the cognitive ability of children in question during custody hearings

WPPSI-IV Manual Supplement

View the supplement for results of the WPPSI-IV special group validity studies with other measures.

WPPSI-IV Technical and Interpretive Manual Supplement

Scoring & Reporting

Overview

In addition to hand-scoring, the WPPSI–IVCDN is now available on Q-global™—Pearson’s new, innovative web-based scoring and reporting platform. Q-global off ers accessibility from any computer connected to the Internet and allows for quick and automatic organization of examinee information as well as the ability to generate scores and produce accurate and detailed results. Reports are available in a PDF or Word document format

Q-global offers:

  • 24 x 7 secure, web-based access
  • Portability: Q-global can be used on a mobile device such as a laptop or tablet, allowing for increased accessibility of the application in multiple-user and/or -practice settings
  • On-demand availability of reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
  • Pricing on a per-report basis, allowing for a fl exible, pay-as-you-go approach

WPPSI–IVCDN Reports Available on Q-global:

  • WPPSI–IVCDN Score Reports
    • Automatically converts total raw scores to subtest scaled scores
    • Automatically converts sums of scaled scores to composites scores, including the FSIQ and numerous index scores
    • Provides strengths and weaknesses analysis at the index and subtest levels
    • Performs score comparisons at the index and subtest levels
    • Generates score reports with tables and graphs

  • >> Sample WPPSI-IV Score Report (2 Years 6 Months)

    >> Sample WPPSI-IV Score Report (6 Years)

     

  • WPPSI–IVCDN/WIAT–IIICDN Combination Reports—NOW AVAILABLE!
    • These combination reports allow you to upgrade your WPPSI–IVCDN or WIAT–IIICDN Score Reports to include a pattern of strengths and weaknesses analysis as well as an ability achievement discrepancy analysis of the combined results
  • WPPSI–IVCDN Interpretive Reports—NOW AVAILABLE!
    • The Interpretive Report includes full scoring information with narrative interpretation of scores, including:
      • Narrative summary of the child's background, history, and test behaviours;
      • Interpretation of the Full Scale IQ and all primary and ancillary index scores
      • Integration of the reason for referral in test score interpretation
      • Recommendations based on WPPSI–IV performance
      • Optional Parent Report

  • >> Sample WPPSI-IV Interpretive Report

     

Please note: WPPSI–IVCDN Score Reports can be purchased and generated using Canadian or U.S. normative data, based on user preference. WPPSI–IVCDN report usages will be delivered to your Q-global account. If you are a new Q-global user, please contact Customer Care at for your account set-up and activation.

Use our convenient Order Form (PDF) when you call, fax, email or mail your order.
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Please note: Listed WPPSI–IVCDN Score Reports are based on Canadian norms. For Score Reports based on U.S. norms, please contact Customer Care.

* Q-GLOBAL™ ONLINE SCORING AND REPORTING IS SUBJECT TO AN ANNUAL LICENCING FEE (Click here for more information.)

** Please note: Volume discounts apply. Please contact Customer Care for more information.

TEST KITS PRICE
77475902X WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Box
Includes Administration/Scoring Manual, Technical/Interpretive Manual, Canadian Manual, 3 Stimulus Books, 25 Record Forms each of two age groups, 25 of each Response Booklet 1, 2 and 3, Scoring Keys, Block Set, Puzzle Set, Zoo Location Set, and 2 Daubers.
$1,955.00
774759038 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Hard Case
Includes Administration/Scoring Manual, Technical/Interpretive Manual, Canadian Manual, 3 Stimulus Books, 25 Record Forms each of two age groups, 25 of each Response Booklet 1, 2 and 3, Scoring Keys, Block Set, Puzzle Set, Zoo Location Set, and 2 Daubers.
$2,055.00
774759046 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Rolling Case
Includes Administration/Scoring Manual, Technical/Interpretive Manual, Canadian Manual, 3 Stimulus Books, 25 Record Forms each of two age groups, 25 of each Response Booklet 1, 2 and 3, Scoring Keys, Block Set, Puzzle Set, Zoo Location Set, and 2 Daubers.
$2,055.00
774759232 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Box with 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports
Includes all items listed in the Complete Kit in Box, plus 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports.
$2,008.00
774759240 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Hard Case with 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports
Includes all items listed in the Complete Kit with Hard Case, plus 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports.
$2,108.00
77475950X WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Rolling Case with 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports
Includes all items listed in the Complete Kit in Rolling Case, plus 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports.
$2,108.00
774759518 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Box with 25 Interpretive Reports*
Includes all items listed in the Complete Kit in Box, plus 25 WPPSI–IV Score Reports.
$2,051.00
774759526 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Hard Case with 25 Interpretive Reports*
Includes all items listed in the Complete Kit with Hard Case, plus 25 WPPSI–IV Interpretive Reports.
$2,151.00
774759534 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in Soft Case with 25 Interpretive Reports*
Includes the WPPSI®–IV CDN: Complete Kit in a soft case with 25 Interpretive Reports*
$2,151.00
Q-GLOBAL™ ONLINE SCORING AND REPORTING* PRICE
7747-5916-X WPPSI-IV CDN / WIAT-III CDN Q-global™ Combination Report**
Price per report. Also requires one usage of each a WPPSI–IV CDN Score Report and a WIAT–III CDN Score Report to obtain the WPPSI–IV CDN / WIAT–III CDN Combination Report.
$1.20
7747-5913-5 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Q-global™ Score Report
Price per report
$2.50
7747-5956-9 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Q-global™ Interpretive Report
Price per report
$4.50
ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATION MATERIALS PRICE
0158981995 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Ink Dauber
$4.00
0158984935 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Administration/Scoring Manual
$275.00
0158984943 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Technical/Interpretive Manual
$275.00
0158984951 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Stimulus Book 1
$168.00
015898496X WPPSI®–IV CDN: Stimulus Book 2
$168.00
0158984978 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Stimulus Book 3
$168.00
015898501X WPPSI®–IV CDN: Response Booklet 3 (Animal Coding)
Pkg of 25
$64.00
0158985095 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Response Booklets 1+2 (Bug Search and Cancellation)
Pkg of 25 each
$107.00
774759054 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Canadian Manual
$361.00
774759062 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Form (Ages 2:6 to 3:11)
Pkg of 25
$129.00
774759070 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Form (Ages 4:0 to 7:7)
Pkg of 25
$180.00
774759194 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Forms (Ages 2:6–3:11) with 25 WPPSI®–IV CDN Score Report Usages
Pkg of 25
$182.00
774759208 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Forms (Ages 4:0–7:7) with 25 WPPSI®–IV CDN Score Report Usages
Pkg of 25
$233.00
774759542 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Form Ages 2:6 – 3:11 Years (Pkg of 25) with 25 Interpretive Reports*
$225.00
774759550 WPPSI®–IV CDN: Record Form Ages 4:0 – 7:7 Years (Pkg of 25) with 25 Interpretive Reports*
$275.00

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