Frequently Asked Questions

WAIS-IV / WMS-IV UK Scoring Software and Report Writer - Frequently Asked Questions

Are the norms US or UK on the writer?

The WAIS-IV UK and WMS-IV UK kits and writer both have US norms. However, both assessments were anglicised so that they are appropriate to use on a UK sample of participants.

The reason for having US norms is that a UK sample was used for validation, but because the assessments validated, there was no need to go to full standardisation. So the US norms apply to both the assessments and the writer. The assessment didn’t have to go to full standardisation as it validated against the US model.

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