Vol. 4 No. 2 (2022): July - Decembre 2022
Integrated therapy

Visual -W: Adaptation of Wisc/Wais to patients with Autism Spectrum Syndrome

Marco Filippini
SiPGI- Postgraduate School of Integrated Gestalt Psychotherapy
Rita Zampi
SiPGI- Postgraduate School of Integrated Gestalt Psychotherapy
Simona Verniti
SiPGI- Postgraduate School of Integrated Gestalt Psychotherapy
Elisabetta Nugnes
SiPGI- Postgraduate School of Integrated Gestalt Psychotherapy
Arianna Glorioso
SiPGI- Postgraduate School of Integrated Gestalt Psychotherapy

Published 2022-12-05


  • autism,
  • Wisc,
  • Wais,
  • neuronal plasticity ,
  • ecological

How to Cite

Di Leva, A., Filippini, M., Zampi, R., Verniti, S., Nugnes, E., & Glorioso, A. (2022). Visual -W: Adaptation of Wisc/Wais to patients with Autism Spectrum Syndrome. Phenomena Journal - International Journal of Psychopathology, Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, 4(2), 109–116. https://doi.org/10.32069/PJ.2021.2.166


This clinical cases study born from the observation and somministration of tests done on a sample of three people from 13 to 20 years old with autism spectrum diagnosis. The evaluation tools used are different on the age. They are: Wechesler Intelligenze Scale for Children (WISC-IV) and the Wechesler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV TR).

The first hypothesis is that the way they use to do a test task is the same used to cope with the events of daily life.

Indeed, the study want to dimostrate that remodelling the test adapting it on the ability of patients studied can provide more ecological informations referring to the processes done during daily life. The aims to evaluate the subject’s intellectual level and to increase test battery to identify patient’s functional process  during his daily life. Furthermore, based on the patient’s abilities underlined during the execution of the task, it is possible develop treatment plan.


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