NEW! Administration and scoring for the WCST and WCST-64 are now available on PARiConnect. Practice social distancing and save valuable clinical time by administering and scoring the WCST or the WCST-64 via PARiConnect. Choose the 64- or 128-card version, or decide after administration!
NEW! Learn how to administer the WCST remotely in our new white paper. Click the Resources tab above or here.
Used primarily to assess perseveration and abstract thinking, the WCST is also considered a measure of executive function because of its reported sensitivity to frontal lobe dysfunction. As such, the WCST allows you to assess your client’s strategic planning; organized searching; and ability to utilize environmental feedback to shift cognitive sets, direct behavior toward achieving a goal, and modulate impulsive responding.
Respondents are required to sort numbered response cards according to different principles and to alter their approach during test administration. To complete the task, clients should have normal or corrected vision and hearing sufficient to adequately comprehend the instructions and to visually discriminate the stimulus parameters.
All WCST materials, including the manual, have been translated into European Spanish and designed especially for Spanish-speaking clinicians and their clients. Normative data were collected primarily in Spain, with additional data collected in some Latin American countries. As a result, norms may not generalize to Spanish-speaking groups in the U.S. Certain test items and stimuli in this translation vary from the English version because of cultural and linguistic differences between the countries and their language. Learn more or order.
This informative DVD tutorial provides detailed training in the standardized WCST administration and scoring procedures developed by Dr. Robert K. Heaton. The training package is particularly helpful for individuals who are just learning to administer this multifaceted neuropsychological instrument. It is also an excellent review for experienced clinicians and psychometricians.
A comprehensive list of research articles related to the WCST is available via Mendeley, a free reference management tool. After accessing the link, you will be prompted to create an account. A white paper describing how to use this research repository can be found here. Use of this resource is encouraged to facilitate research using the WCST. Both the list and the white paper are available in the Resources tab above.
includes WCST Manual–Revised and Expanded, 2 Card Decks, and 50 Record Booklets
Plus, this kit includes a certificate for 5 FREE WCST/WCST-64 i-Admins and Score Reports on PARiConnect!
Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
i-Admins provide on-screen test administration, either in your office or remotely via a telehealth tool. Purchasers should own the WCST Manual or purchase it before use. Reports must be purchased separately.
Score reports provide scores and profiles based on response data from an i-Admin or a paper-and-pencil assessment.
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