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Adult Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
General Abilities

Wechsler Test of Adult ReadingTM (WTARUK)
Adapted for UK Use
David Wechsler, 2001

Estimate pre-morbid intellectual functioning

Age Range:
16 to 89 years

Individual - 5 to 10 minutes

Estimate an individual's level of intellectual functioning before the onset of injury or illness with the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading-UK (WTARUK). This new assessment tool for older adolescents and adults takes less than 10 minutes to complete. The only reading test normed with the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®-Third UK Edition (WAIS®-IIIUK) and Wechsler Memory Scale® Third UK Edition (WMS®-IIIUK), the WTARUK is an effective method for predicting a person's pre-injury IQ and memory abilities. 

Predict Pre-morbid Intelligence with Accuracy 
UK allows you to measure pre-morbid (pre-injury) level of intellectual functioning for individuals ages 16 to 89 years. You can administer the WTARUK as part of a comprehensive evaluation and use the client's predicted cognitive functioning scores to develop appropriate treatment plans.

This reading test is composed of a list of 50 words that have atypical grapheme to phoneme translations. The intent in using words with irregular pronunciations is to minimise the current ability of the client to apply standard pronunciation rules and assess previous learning of the word.

Rationale for Reading Test 
Unlike many intellectual and memory abilities, reading recognition is relatively stable in the presence of cognitive declines associated with normal aging or brain injury. The purpose of the WTAR
UK is not for the assessment and diagnosis of developmental reading disorders, but rather for an initial estimation of pre-morbid intellectual and memory abilities (assuming a normal development of reading skills prior to injury or cognitive decline).

Predict WAIS-III
UK and WMS-IIIUK Performance 
UK provides you with a decided advantage over other tests because it was developed and co-normed simultaneously with the widely-used WAIS-IIIUK and WMS-IIIUK. This co-development enables the WTARUK to be an effective method for predicting full-scale IQ and memory performance, with prediction equations available for WAIS-IIIUK index scores and selected WMS-IIIUK index scores.

The Wechsler ability tests are restricted to Clinical Psychologists, Educational Psychologists and Psychologists with a relevant PhD. Other psychologists in training can have access to the tests only under the supervision of an appropriately qualified Psychologist. Under no circumstances should other professionals be given access to the Wechsler materials.

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes manual, 25 record forms, audiotape and wordcard
Additional copies of materials:
Record forms, pack of 25