The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), developed by David Wechsler, is an individually administered intelligence test for children between the ages of 6 and 16. It can be completed without reading or writing. The WISC takes 65–80 minutes to administer and generates an IQ score, which represents a child’s general cognitive ability.
This test assists NILD Educational Therapists discover learning strengths and vulnerabilities in each student; therefore, it allows our therapists to offer targeted, individual intervention that is best suited for each student.
Can NILD’s intensive intervention actually lead to improvements in verbal, nonverbal, and cognitive functioning as evidenced on the WISC IV test?
The WISC IV is a prediction of performance in school, and a measure of a child’s strengths and weaknesses in thinking. NILD Educational Therapists use this data to identify a learning profile, determine a student’s need for therapy, communicate a child’s learning profile to students and parents, and prescribe therapy techniques.
Although the goal of NILD Educational Therapy® is not to make progress on this particular test, as students progress through NILD Educational Therapy® and thinking skills are inevitably challenged and changed…the results have proven very exciting!