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Wechsler Test of Adult Reading


Wechsler Test of Adult Reading™ (WTAR™) is an effective method for predicting full-scale IQ and memory performance. Estimate an individual's level of intellectual functioning before the onset of injury or illness.

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5-10 minutes
Standardized on a nationally representative, stratified sample; U.K. norms available

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The WTAR Kit is no longer available. Record forms will be available until June 2018. The revised version, Test of Premorbid Functioning (TOPF), is based on WAIS-IV and WMS-IV.


Product Details

WTAR takes less than 10 minutes to administer and involves asking the client to read 50 words that have atypical grapheme to phoneme translations out loud.


  • Measure pre-morbid (pre-injury) level of intellectual and memory abilities.
  • Uses words with irregular pronunciations to minimize the client’s ability to apply standard pronunciation rules.
  • Administer as part of a comprehensive evaluation and use the client's predicted cognitive functioning scores to develop appropriate treatment plans.


The WTAR provides a decided advantage over other tests because it was developed and co-normed simultaneously with the widely-used WAIS-III and WMS-III.

  • Includes a large, national norming sample carefully matched to the U.S. population (U.K. norms are also available).
  • Extensive clinical validity with group studies, including Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, Korsakoff's syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury.
  • Convenient record form facilitates administration, scoring, and conversion to predicted scores.