The Psychological Society of Ireland



The Psychological Society of Ireland,
Floor 2, Grantham House,
Grantham Street, Dublin 8, D08 W8HD.


Using the Woodcock Johnson IV Tests of Cognitive Ability

(Day 1) and tests of Achievement 7 Oral Language (Day 2) and overview of CHC theory


Venue: PSI Offices, Floor 2, Grantham House, Grantham Street, Dublin 8
Date: 21st & 22nd September
Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Learning Credits: 8

Fees: PSI Member €250.00, Non-PSI Member €350.00


A thorough introduction and guide through the complete WJ IV assessment system. The WJ IV consists of 3 batteries of co-normed measures of cognitive, achievement and oral language. The WJ-IV assessment batteries are suitable and normed for populations served by Clinical, Counselling, Educational Psychologists & also relevant for Neuropsychological Applications, covering ages from early intervention to age 90

For whom?
All professional psychologists, psychologists in training (both days) Guidance Counsellors/Educators (Day 2)

Learning outcomes
Thorough understanding of CHC Theory
Familiarity with the administration, scoring and interpretation of the WJ IV battery of tests
Clinical and Educational applications of the measures as a standalone assessment, or as an adjunct to existing assessment batteries

Participants will have the skills and familiarity to administer the assessment batteries
Assessment Batteries normed over the life span, from early intervention to 90
Qualified psychologists will be able to integrate the WJ-IV into their test catalogue.
CHC factor interpretation knowledge which can be applied to any cognitive test

9.30 Registration
10 -11.00 – Introduction to CHC Theory

Coffee break
11.15-13.00 – Standard Cognitive Battery
13.00-14.00 – lunch break
14..00-15.30 – Standard and Extended Cognitive Battery

Coffee break
15.45-17.15 – Extended Battery, Scoring, Interpretation and discussion

9.30 Registration
10 -11.00 –Oral Language Battery

Coffee break
11.15-13.00 – Oral Language & Achievement Tests
13.00-14.00 – lunch break
14..00-15.30 – Test of Achievement
15.45-17.15 –Scoring, Interpretation and discussion

Methods of teaching

Slides, Instruction and demonstration
Sample administration of test items, discussion

Ian O’Grady graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a qualification in Counselling Psychology in 2008. He has worked as a psychologist for The Dyslexia Association of Ireland, Services for children in residential and forensic care along with Adult Mental Health roles within the HSE.

Ian is a Senior Counselling Psychologist working in the HSE Adult Mental Health Service for Dublin South Central & an Adjunct Teaching Fellow of Trinity College Dublin where he is the psychological assessment module co-ordinator on the Doctorate of Counselling Psychology.

Ian has experience using and teaching the Woodcock Johnson series of tests since 2006, and was the recipient of the European Invitation to the Inaugural Richard Woodcock Institute 2012, Tufts University Massachusetts. He has presented on the general applications and the Neuropsychological uses of the WJ batteries and other cognitive assessments in numerous settings.


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