Dyslexia. Specific Learning Disorders. General Learning Difficulties. Giftedness. Learning Disability.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fifth Edition (WISC-V) is used to assess for the presence of a specific learning disorder (such as dyslexia) as well as general learning difficulties and giftedness for primary and secondary students (6 to 16 years). This measure gives information about a student’s potential for academic success (that is, their speed of learning in the classroom) as well as their ability to learn concepts and how well they can apply them in a new situation.
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Adults – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) is used to assess the presence of dyslexia as well as general learning difficulties and giftedness for adults.
These assessments are used along with the results of a literacy assessment to diagnose dyslexia.