The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children  - 5th Edition (WISC-V)

The WISC-V is a norm-reference neuro-cognitive assessment instrument widely used around the world. It provides insight into a child’s way of learning and identifies cognitive strengths and weaknesses.  The WISC-V is an important assessment tool used as part of a broader test battery to determine the presence of specific learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia and dyscalculia.  It is also used to guide support programmes for a children experiencing barriers to learning and  can be used as part of the process for alternative school placement and application for assessment accommodations such as extra writing time, a reader, scribe, enlarged text etc.

At our practice the WISC is also used as part of a subject choice test battery.

The WISC-V consists of five composite scores measuring the following cognitive processes:

  • Ø  Verbal Comprehension Index measures crystallized intelligence. It measures the child’s ability to access and apply acquired word knowledge.   The application of this knowledge involves verbal concept formation, reasoning, and expression.
  • Ø  Visual Spatial Index measures the child’s ability to evaluate visual details and to understand visual spatial relationships to construct geometric designs from a model.
  • Ø  Fluid Reasoning Index measures the child’s ability to detect the underlying conceptual relationship among visual objects and to use reasoning to identify and apply rules.
  • Ø  Working Memory Index measures the child’s ability to register, maintain, and manipulate visual and auditory information in conscious awareness.  
  • Ø  Processing Speed Index  measures the child’s speed and accuracy of visual identification, decision-making, and decision implementation.  (


I provide services to the following communities:  Bellville, Durbanville, Brackenfell, Kuilsriver, Table View, Panorama, Bothasig, Parrow.

To book an appointment or if you have questions or concerns about your child, I would love to help. Give me a call at (021) 9451904/083 390 5788.



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36 9th Avenue, Boston,
Bellville, 7530 
South Africa