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:
- Oral expression
- Listening comprehension
- Word reading
- Early reading skills
- Oral reading fluency
- Alphabet writing fluency, spelling fluency
- Sentence and essay composition
- Math fluency tests comprising of addition, subtraction and multiplication
- Math problem solving
- 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.