The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) test is a way to assess kids, aged 2 to 7 years of age, who have been identified as potentially gifted. The test looks at your childs actual skills and abilities, rather than his grade-level knowledge, making it unlike any of the conventional tests of intelligence out there. The current version of the test, which was recently restructured, features shorter, game-like activities and a simpler scoring procedures than previous versions. Testing is done one-on-one with a experienced clinical psychologist.
Lots of people ask if there are materials they can use to help prepare their child for WPPSI, the best thing you can do is to expose your child to opportunities to work on many different types of problems. Since the test has no defined curriculum, it doesn’t really make sense to study for anything specific. Just as you should at any other time in their lives, teach him how to think about and try to solve problems. Learning how to make connections and understand his own thinking process is a lifelong benefit for your child.
The WPPSI Test is actually made up of 14 “sub tests”. Each sub test will last until your child gets 3 questions in a row wrong, at which point the tester will move on to the next sub test. The sub test subjects are as follows:
- Block design
- Matrix reasoning
- Picture Concepts
- Symbol Search
- Word Reasoning
- Picture Completion
- Receptive vocabular
- Object Assembly
- Picture Naming
Scoring is determined taking the child’s age into account, and excelling in one area can offset not doing as well in another.
We’re proud to announce that the WPPSI Test is now available in Dubai at OCP Medical Center. The test is administered by an experienced clinical psychologist, Mrs. Vappu Labbaci from Finland.
Contact us today via 04-3519933 to schedule an appointment.