Category: Poster

11 - Assessment of Gifted Children With the WISC-V: Expanded Index Scores

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V) is the most widely used school-age intelligence test globally. While many children score highly on a few subtests, gifted children often display consistently high performance on several subtests, which sets them apart from others. Thus, index scores that contain a larger sampling from a domain may offer additional utility for identification. Two new expanded index scores, the Verbal (Expanded Crystallized) Index and the Expanded Fluid Index, provide broad measures of verbal reasoning and fluid reasoning constructs respectively and demonstrate substantial usefulness for gifted assessment. Research is presented and best practice implications are discussed.

Susan E. Raiford

Senior Research Director and Clinical Psychologist
San Antonio, Texas

Linda Silverman

Gifted Development Center
Westminster, Colorado

Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical and counseling psychologist. She directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development (ISAD), and its subsidiaries, the Gifted Development Center [] and Visual-Spatial Resource [], in Denver, Colorado. She has studied the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults and Giftedness 101.