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Advanced Clinical Solutions for the WAIS®-IV and WMS®-IV


Overview: Additional scores, indexes, norms, and subtests to assist in WAIS-IV and WMS-IV evaluations.

Age Range: Individuals 16:0 – 90.11 years

Completion Time: Varies depending on administration

Scores/Interpretation: Additional Index Scores, Error Scores, Effort Scores, Reliable Change, Pre-Morbid IQ, Social Perception, and Demographically Adjusted Norms

Scoring Options: Computer Scoring

Publication Date: 2009


Product Details

Powerful new tool increases the clinical utility of the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV.

ACS for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV is designed to enhance the clinical utility and expand the construct coverage of these respected tests. This new tool provides a common and related sample linking WAIS-IV, WSM-IV, executive function, social cognition, and daily living.

Uses & Applications:

Neuropsychologists and general clinicians can use ACS with special populations in a variety of settings, including:

  • Demographically Adjusted Norms
  • With older adults to assess dementia, daily living skills, and reliable change
  • In forensic settings to measure pre-morbid IQ and effort
  • With individuals who have traumatic brain injury to assess executive function and social perception

Content & Administration

ACS offers newly developed subtests, and additional indexes and scores (including demographically adjusted norms) for WAIS-IV and WSM-IV. These components are:

Test of Pre-Morbid Functioning (Formerly WTAR):

  • Provides an estimate of pre-morbid intellectual functioning
  • Has been revised and re-normed with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV
  • Now offers software to make scoring easier and flexible
  • Has been enhanced by the addition of harder words and an extended IQ range of predictability

Word Choice

  • Provides effort scores when combined with embedded items in WAIS-IV and WMS-IV

Social Cognition

  • Social Cognition provides an assessment of an individual’s ability to understand non-verbal communication and social interactions
  • Uses visual both stimulus and audio cues

D-KEFS Trails and Verbal Fluency

  • Now correlated to WAIS-IV and WMS-IV
  • Includes Number, Letter, and Number/Letter Sequencing Conditions from D-KEFS Trail Making tests
  • Includes Letter, Category, and Category Switching from D-KEFS Verbal Fluency test


Additional scores for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV include:

  • Demographically Adjusted Norms
  • Social Perception
  • Executive Function
  • Error Scores
  • Effort Scores
  • Additional Index Scores
  • Reliable Change Scores
  • Pre-Morbid IQ Scores

Obtaining the scores and information described above may require users to own additional WAIS-IV and/or WMS-IV scoring software programs. See the table below for full details of software required to obtain respective functionality desired.

System Requirements

View System Requirements.


Case Studies

Serial Assessment - Case Study (PDF − 418 KB)


Demographic Adjustment - Case Study (PDF - 293 KB)

Premorbid Prediction - Case Study (PDF - 291 KB)

Suboptimal Effort - Case Study (PDF - 301 KB)


ACS Overview (PPT − 191 KB)

Social Perception Deficits after Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury (INS 2010) (PDF −47 KB)

Social Perception Deficits in Adolescent and Adult Autism Spectrum Disorders (INS 2010) (PDF −53 KB)

Draft of Manual

Read a draft version of Chapter 1 of the manual (PDF − 130 KB)


  • ACS Overview Presentation

    This pre-recorded 20-30 minute session allows you to learn at your leisure. All you need is access to the Internet and the sound enabled on your computer. Please keep in mind that the session may take a few minutes to load.

    In less than 20 minutes, you can learn from instructor Gloria Maccow about the essential components of the new Advanced Clinical Solutions (ACS) for WAIS®-IV and WMS®-IV. The session will provide you with an overview regarding how the ACS helps you learn more about a client's strengths and needs with measures and scoring procedures related to memory, effort, social cognition, premorbid functioning, and daily living.

    Attend a session


Pre-recorded Webinars

  • Assessment of Suboptimal Effort

    Presenter: Gloria Maccow, PhD & Anne-Marie Kimbell, PhD

    The assessment of suboptimal effort is an important function performed by clinical psychologists, forensic psychologists, and neuropsychologists. In cases that could involve substantial secondary gain to the examinee, e.g., large monetary awards, it is especially important for psychologists to demonstrate that the examinee’s performance is consistent with the nature of his or her injury or clinical condition, i.e., that the results are valid. Thus, it is common for medical-legal evaluations and other litigation cases to include measures of symptom validity. This one-hour webinar will describe several measures of symptom validity used by psychologists to assess reported psychiatric symptoms and cognitive impairments.

    Date: Mar 13, 2012







Pricing & Ordering

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Order Components

Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting
  • Kits



  • Administration Materials



  • ACS Test of Pre-Morbid Function Card
  • Test of Premorbid Function Record Forms

    Pkg of 25

Software-based Scoring and Reporting
  • Kits



  • Advanced Clinical Solutions for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV with the TFLS Kit

    Only manual scoring available for TFLS.

  • ACS for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV Complete Kit
    Includes Admin Manual, Abridged D-KEFS Admin Manual, Stim Books for Social Cognition, 10 each of ACS Test of Pre-Morbid Function, ACS Word Choice, ACS Cognition, and ACS Additional Score Record Forms, 5 each of D-KEF’s conditions 2, 3 and 4, and 5 of D-KEF’s Verbal Fluency Record Forms. Software: Scoring for all sub-tests, additional scores, audio files, and Tech Manual. **Obtaining scores and information above may require users to own additional WAIS-IV and/or WMS-IV software programs. See table in Scoring & Reporting for details.
  • Manuals



  • ACS Administration Manual
  • ACS Clinical/Interpretive Manual
  • Administration Materials



  • Word Choice Record Forms
    Pkg of 25
  • Social Cognition Record Form
    Pkg of 25
  • Additional Score Record Forms
    Pkg of 25
  • Scoring Software



  • ACS Scoring Assistant and Technical Manual w/Audio
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