About the WPPSI
The Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI) is a widely used standardized test designed to measure the intellectual development and functioning of a child.
The WPPSI-IV is an innovative measure of cognitive ability for preschoolers and young children that’s rooted in contemporary theory and research that also places a strong emphasis on child-friendly, developmentally appropriate features.The verbal subtests evaluate the child’s ability to recall and process verbal information using language to express his or her ideas. The performance subtests evaluate non-verbal reasoning, the ability to process visual material and visual-spatial perception. Subtests are built with careful consideration to the cognitive, motor, and language development of young children. Demonstration, sample, and teaching items are used whenever possible to explain and illustrate a task while practice items are used wherever possible to help maintain interest and focus.
The psychologist will administer the test in his or her office with a guardian remaining in the reception area. Results of the test will be mailed approximately two weeks following the appointment. A testing fee of $150 should be paid to the psychologist at the time of the appointment.
To schedule your WPPSI-IV appointment, please contact one of the psychologists below:
- R. Sheree Bodiford, Ph.D.
(334) 557-1080 • 7125 University Court
Dr. Bodiford is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Combined- Integrated Clinical and Counseling Psychology from the University of South Alabama in 2014. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Lawrence Hall Youth Services in Chicago, Illinois. She completed subsequent intensive training in Autism Spectrum and Developmental Disorders at Glenwood Autism and Behavioral Health Center, Montgomery Clinic. Dr. Bodiford serves as Lead Clinical Psychologist, Director of Psychological Assessment and Treatment Clinic, and Training Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at Alabama Psychiatry.
- JoAnne Ray, Ph.D.
(334) 239-7139 • 8650 Minnie Brown Road, Suite 14
Dr. Ray received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Memphis. She completed her residency in Clinical Psychology at the Medical College of Georgia/VA Consortium in 1995. From 1995 to 1999, she was a staff psychologist with the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. In 1999, she left that position to start her private practice.