Q. What is the required age range for giving WIAT-III test?

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WIAT-III (WIAT stands for Wechsler Individual Achievement Test ) test is administered individually to find out the strength and weakness of a child. Using WIAT-III test, the examiners can find how gifted or talented the child is; also, they determine if there is a certain learning difficulty that the child is facing.

Previously, the test was designed for the age group of 4 to 19 years and 11 months of age. However, the new version of UK edition of this test covers the age from 4 years to 25 years and 11 months.

The test is useful in identifying and classifying the learning difficulties through a battery of subtests comprising of:

  1. Oral expression
  2. Listening comprehension
  3. Word reading
  4. Early reading skills
  5. Oral reading fluency
  6. Alphabet writing fluency, spelling fluency
  7. Sentence and essay composition
  8. Math fluency tests comprising of addition, subtraction and multiplication
  9. Math problem solving
  10. Numeric operations

This test is a proven tool for finding the presence of or level of severity of problems like dyslexia or other learning disorders in a child.


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