The WACS Test Kit
The Wachs Analysis of Cognitive Structures (WACS)© Test Kit
Developed By: H. Wachs, OD & L.J. Vaughn, MA
Standardized inventory based upon Piaget's theories of measuring cognitive development in terms of body and sensory thinking in children ages 3 years to 5 years 11 months.
Individually administered and easily scored in 30-45 minutes by assessment professionals or classroom teachers. Focuses on the period during which a child begins to acquire symbolic thinking and has been used successfully with both verbal and non-verbal children, as well as adults, whose development age ranges in the 3-6 age period.
The kit consists of 15 clusters of tasks divided into subtext made up of a variety of manipulative, visual, and sensory materials, as well as body movement tasks grouped into 4 areas of assessment:
- → Identification of Objects
- → Object Design
- → Graphic Design
- → General Movement
A product of 30+ years of clinical research and 5 years of data collection, this inventory is a valuable tool for assessing the appropriate type and level of activities to produce effective developmental and learning growth. It is a valuable instrument for all working in child development and especially useful with learning disabled, autistic, mentally challenged, culturally disadvantaged, and as a predictor of school readiness.
The test comes as a complete kit with a manual.