The Wechsler Intelligence Tests
(Presented by Dr. Don Saklofske and Tara-Jean Wenc)
co-sponsored by Pearson/Psych. Corp.
Friday, February 27, 2009
This workshop is intended for practicing and provisionally registered
psychologists, graduate students, and Mental Health Practitioners who
are familiar with and administer intelligence tests.
This presentation will be divided into two parts. The morning session
will provide an overview of the new Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
– 4th Edition (WAIS-IV) and the afternoon will revisit several Wechsler
scales including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th
Edition, Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability, and Wechsler
Fundamentals: Academic Skills.
Review the history of the Wechsler test
Describe the model and clinical foundations of the Wechsler intelligence
Determine the need and criteria for test revision and criteria
Revisit the model for the WAIS-IV
Describe changes to subtests
Describe the new subtests
Examine the psychometric qualities of the WAIS-IV, including reliability,
validity and clinical utility
Present data supporting the use of Canadian norms
Discuss clinical considerations in the use of the WAIS-IV
Review advances in the use of the WISC-IV in clinical assessment and
Discuss the use of WISC-IV index scores including the GAI and CPI
Overview the WNV and its use in clinical assessment
Introduce the WF
PROGRAM FORMAT AND SCHEDULE:
Information will be discussed in a lecture format .
Friday, February 27, 2009
9 am - 4 pm
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, Edmonton 10155 – 105 Street
Class Size: Limited
Rates: $ 165.00 – PAA Member
$ 85.00 – PAA Student Member + gst
$ 210.00 – Non-PAA Member
Dr. Don Saklofske is a professor in the Division of Applied Psychology, and
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Education, University of Calgary. He also
holds adjunct professorships at the University of Saskatchewan and the Brain Sciences
Institute, Swinburne University, Australia. Don is a registered psychologist in Alberta
and an elected fellow of CPA and APS. He was the Canadian project director for the
WAIS-III and served on the Advisory Panel for the development of the WISC-IV,
WAIS-IV, and WMS-IV. His contribution to the use of the Wechsler tests also
includes 6 books.
Tara-Jean Wenc earned her Master’s degree in Education from the department of
Educational Psychology and Special Education at the University of Saskatchewan.
Prior to joining Pearson, Tara-Jean spent the last 7 years working with, and
coordinating services for, students with disabilities at the postsecondary level. Tara-
Jean has previous experience working with individuals with Learning Disabilities as
well as youth with emotional and behavioural disorders. Tara-Jean is a member of the
Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) is approved by the Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA) to offer Continuing Education (CE) Credits for
psychologists. This workshop is offered for six (6.0) hours of CE Credit. Full
attendance at the workshop is required to receive Continuing Education Credits.
Partial credit will not be awarded, and late arrivals or early departure will preclude
awarding of Continuing Education Credits. PAA maintains responsibility for the
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY:
Cancellation and refunds may be applied for by writing the PAA office. Cancellations
received fourteen (14) days prior to the Continuing Education activity will receive a
full refund of the registration fee, less a $25.00 + gst processing fee. Late cancellations
will be considered in the cases of illness or emergency, however, the processing fee
will apply. PAA reserves the right to cancel any activity, in which case a full refund of
the registration fee will be provided.