A modern intelligence test for children and adolescents: the WISC-V

What is the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children V?

The WISC-V is a modern intelligence test which can be used for 6 to 16-year-old children and adolescents. It is the IQ test which has the greatest scientific validity. It is used to know the characteristics of a child or an adolescent's cognitive and intellectual functioning. It is also used to know if he or she is intellectually gifted (for this, personality tests are often needed too).

Intelligence test for children and adolescents

10 core subtests to evaluate every aspect of intelligence

The WISC-V has 10 core subtests. These subtests are combined to form five indexes: the Verbal Comprehension Index, the Visual Spatial Index, the Fluid Reasoning Index, the Working Memory Index and the Processing Speed Index.

Which test should be used for adults and young children?

The intelligence test for adults is the WAIS-IV. The version for young children (under 6 years of age) is the WPPSI-IV.

Completion time

It usually takes an hour and a half for a short interview and the completion of the WISC-V. The report is usually ready 24 hours later - a written report with the IQ score, the indexes and an analysis of the intellectual and cognitive functioning.

Psychological assessment