Register to participate in an exclusive Pearson Academy India learning session in Mumbai for Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (India) – WAIS-IVINDIA

The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (India) has now been adapted and normed for India, following a rigorous four-year and pan-India standardization process at Pearson Clinical and Talent Assessment (PCTA). PCTA is the owner of some of the most widely used and respected psychological assessments in the world, including the Wechsler series of tests, and publishes assessments under its heritage brand Psychcorp.

The WAIS is considered a gold standard for assessing intellectual abilities of adolescents and adults. To help professionals in psychology and allied fields in India understand this latest and most relevant edition of the WAIS more closely, Pearson Academy India, PCTA’s training division, is organizing a series of nation-wide learning sessions through its authorized training centers.

The Mumbai learning chapter will be conducted in association with PCTA’s authorized training center in Mumbai – Vrudhi Research Foundation. The session will be facilitated by Dr. Pushpalatha Gurappa, Ph.D, India Standardization Project Manager, WAIS-IVINDIA.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your professional knowledge of the WAIS-IVINDIA straight from the people who bring this assessment to you in India!

About the facilitator

Dr. Pushpalatha Gurappa is a Clinical Neuro-Psychologist, with M. Phil and Ph.D degrees from National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, respectively. Dr. Gurappa commands a combined professional experience of more than 15 years, spanning clinical, research and education settings in clinical psychology.

Her clinical experience includes varied areas of Clinical Psychology such as psychological assessment, psychological interventions and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Dr. Gurappa has served as Clinical Psychologist both at state and central governmental sectors. She has been associated with the government of Karnataka in delivering mental health care as an honorary professional. She has vast experience in delivering neuro-psychological rehabilitation in neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric cases.  In an academic setting, she brings in her experience teaching clinical psychology, both at the post-graduate and M.Phil levels, respectively.

Dr. Gurappa brings her deep research experience in the development of psychological assessments. She has authored the Wechsler Memory Scale-III India Edition, besides the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV India Edition. She is currently working on the India adaptation and standardization of the fourth edition of Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) and Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (VABS-II).

At present, Dr. Gurappa heads the Clinical Research and Development division of PCTA and supervises the India adaptation and standardization of various Pearson assessments that are relevant for the Indian population.


Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Gita Building, 1st Floor,
Next to Chhagan Mitha Petrol Pump,
Rani Laxmibai Chowk (Sion Circle)
92/4, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Sion, Mumbai 400022

Date: 29th November, 2013

Time: 10.30 am to 2.00 pm


  • WAIS-IVINDIA  product presentation: The journey through adaptation and standardization
  •  Clinical applications of  WAIS-IVINDIA
  •  Question and answer session
  •  Opportunity to evaluate components of  WAIS-IVINDIA  product kit on display
  •  Opportunity to interact one-to-one with a member of the Pearson R & D team
  •  Information about Pearson Academy India workshops offered by Vrudhi and opportunity to interact with the Vrudhi training team for your professional learning needs


  • Refreshments and light lunch will be served.
  • There is no fee to attend this learning session.
  • No pre-session preparation is required.











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