Frequently Asked Questions

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Who can purchase and use WPS assessment materials? Tuesday, September 12, 2017 %%Other%% %%FAQ%% %%Who can purchase and use WPS assessment materials?%%

 

Professionals who engage in assessment must comply with standards of practice that may vary greatly in different countries, states, and localities. WPS authorizes individuals or institutions to purchase assessment materials based on the purchaser’s stated education and experience, or the stated education and experience of the purchaser’s direct supervisor. In the case of institutions (e.g., a school district purchasing on behalf of its professional employees), the expected employment of individuals with the relevant education and experience is also considered.

In addition to having the authorization required to purchase an assessment, each potential test user must also ensure that he or she is working within the scope of his or her practice in a competent, legal, and ethical manner. It is the responsibility of each test user to determine his or her own competence for administering a test by evaluating the principles of its use in light of his or her training and experience, the intended scope of its use (e.g., in a research or applied setting; for diagnostic or treatment planning purposes), and the guidelines set forth by relevant professional organizations and licensing boards.


What does this mean for my current certificate? Is it still valid? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%What does this mean for my current certificate? Is it still valid?%%

Yes, any certificate awarded from the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program will continue to be valid and recognized. Click here to access the SI Certified Therapists directory.


Can I see a sample of the test before I make a purchasing decision? Thursday, May 14, 2015

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To view product sample materials, please visit www.wpspublish.com and locate the web page of the product you are interested in purchasing. You can find products by using the search field at the top right or clicking “shop” at the top navigation bar. Please note, you must be registered on the WPS website, logged into your account, and have the appropriate qualifications to view sample materials.

If you do not see what you need, please contact Customer Service by calling 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 or emailing customerservice@wpspublish.com.


The registration page cannot verify my physical address. What should I do? Thursday, May 14, 2015

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%%I’m trying to register a new account on the WPS website, but the registration page cannot verify my physical address. What should I do?%%

First, check that the address you are entering is correct. If you continue to have problems with the registration process, please contact WPS Technical Support by calling 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 or emailing support@wpspublish.com.


The registration page cannot verify my email address. What should I do? Thursday, May 14, 2015

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%%I’m trying to register a new account on the WPS website, but the registration page cannot verify my email address. What should I do?%%

Check that the email domain name (for example, @gmail.com) is correct. If you’re registering a new account under an existing organization, check that your email domain matches the domain used when the organizational account was created. If you continue to have problems with the registration process, please contact WPS Technical Support by calling 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 or emailing support@wpspublish.com.


Which Microsoft Windows versions are compatible with WPS software programs? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%Are WPS software programs compatible with Windows 8?%%

Most software programs produced by WPS are compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10 (32- and 64-bit versions). The only exception is the Halstead Russell Neuropsychological Evaluation System, Revised (HRNES-R), which is compatible with Windows 7 and 8 32-bit, but not 64-bit.

If you encounter problems installing or using any WPS software, please contact WPS Technical Support by calling 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 or emailing support@wpspublish.com.


Which products are available on the WPS Online Evaluation System? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%Which products are available on the WPS Online Evaluation System?%%

Products currently available online include the Adaptive Behavior Assessment System, Third System (ABAS-3), Sensory Processing Measure (SPM), the Sensory Processing Measure–Preschool (SPM-P), and the Phonological and Print Awareness Scale (PPA Scale).


Does WPS scoring software work on Mac computers or iPads? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%Does WPS scoring software work on Mac computers or iPads?%%

No. However, the WPS Online Evaluation System can be accessed using Mac computers and iPads. For a list of products available on the WPS Online Evaluation System, please visit platform.wpspublish.com.


My USB key is not working properly. What should I do? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%My USB key is not working properly. What should I do?%%

Please contact WPS Technical Support by calling 800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800 or emailing support@wpspublish.com.


How do I access the WPS Online Evaluation System? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%How do I access the WPS Online Evaluation System?%%

Go to platform.wpspublish.com. Please note that all products used on the WPS Online Evaluation System must be purchased at www.wpspublish.com.


Can I use my WPS website login information to log into the WPS Online Evaluation System? Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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%%Can I use my WPS website login information to log into the WPS Online Evaluation System?%%

No. The WPS website (www.wpspublish.com) and the WPS Online Evaluation System (platform.wpspublish.com) are separate websites that track separate account information. Even if you are registered on the WPS website, you will need to create an account at platform.wpspublish.com in order to utilize the system.


I created an account on your previous website. Do I need to create a new account now? Monday, April 01, 2013

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If you had an account on the previous WPS website your account information should transfer. Please check your email for a link to reset your password and confirm the transfer of your information. If you have not received it please send us a message or contact our customer service department at 800.648.8857 (U.S. and Canada only) or 424.201.8800 


Who is eligible to become a member of GSAP? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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GSAP is available to professors and training instructors of accredited, degree-granting academic programs and institutions, certified internship programs, approved post-doctoral certification programs, training clinics, and workshops.


What is required for someone to become competent in using the ADOS-2? Monday, March 04, 2013

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If you are an ADOS-2 user who has not previously been trained in the ADOS, you should do the following to obtain essential competence in the ADOS-2:

  1. Make sure you have prior education, training, and experience that includes extensive exposure to autism spectrum disorders.
  2. Study the ADOS-2 Manual. Read More...

How many materials can I receive? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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As a member of GSAP, you are eligible to receive up to five 100% complimentary WPS assessments and intervention resources each calendar year. All materials must be requested at the time your application is processed. If you do not request five materials, you forego the right to receive additional items for that calendar year.


What if I am mid-series in a course sequence? Can I finish? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%What if I am mid-series in a course sequence? Can I finish?%%

We realize that this announcement creates uncertainty for those students who have started the USC/WPS course series, but have not yet completed certification. WPS will contact each student individually to determine his or her interest in continued training and to help WPS identify the needs for additional courses to complete a course series. Any such courses, if scheduled, will take place before the end of 2016. If you did not receive an email from WPS, please take this survey to assist WPS with finalizing the details of the potential additional courses.


What is an ADOS-2 clinical training workshop? Monday, March 04, 2013

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An ADOS-2 clinical training workshop is a two-day course that uses a lecture format to introduce people to the basic principles of administering and scoring the ADOS-2. For more information about ADOS-2 clinical workshops click here.  

The WPS DVD Training Package (W-605DVD) and its associated CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form (W-605CE) also provides equivalent content. Either of these provides one of the essential steps towards competence in using the ADOS-2 in everyday clinical practice.


Can I receive materials that are not published by WPS? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Can I receive materials that are not published by WPS?%%

No, distributed products are not available as part of GSAP.


Will I be eligible for a refund if I am unable to finish my course series? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Will I be eligible for a refund if I am unable to finish my course series?%%

WPS will contact each student individually to determine his or her interest in continued training and to provide an opportunity to complete the course series by the end of 2016 if there is sufficient interest. If you are unable to complete your course series by the end of 2016, you will not be offered a refund for courses previously taken as we believe that each individual course provides a valuable learning and training experience.


Who may attend an ADOS-2 clinical training workshop? Monday, March 04, 2013

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Workshop attendees are typically professionals who will be qualified to use the ADOS-2 in practice – that is, professionals who, prior to the workshop, have education, training and experience in using individually administered test batteries and who have a background and experience in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders. Some examples of clinicians who have a professional mandate to treat autism spectrum disorders and who make use of the ADOS-2 in their daily work are clinical and school psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, and speech and hearing professionals. In some cases, schools and clinics will send additional staff to a workshop with a view that a better understanding of the instrument will help their teachers, counselors, special educators, or other program staff make better use of reports based on ADOS-2 results. Note that in all cases, however, simple attendance at the workshop is not sufficient to ensure competent use of the ADOS-2.


What products are available through GSAP? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%What products are available through GSAP?%%

Click here to view a current list of materials available through GSAP.


I am signed up for an upcoming course; will this currently scheduled course still be held? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%I am signed up for an upcoming course; will this currently scheduled course still be held?%%

>All domestic and international courses currently scheduled for 2015 and 2016 will be completed. Additional courses may be scheduled through the end of 2016 depending on feedback from current course organizers and students who are mid-series in a course sequence.


After I take the ADOS-2 training, can I diagnose autism spectrum disorders? Monday, March 04, 2013

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Learning to use the ADOS-2 and diagnosing autism spectrum disorders are two different professional activities. The ADOS-2 training is designed to help professionals learn to competently administer and score the ADOS-2. It is the first step toward that end—becoming fully competent on the ADOS-2 itself requires additional practice beyond the initial training. The ADOS-2 training is not a comprehensive curriculum in autism spectrum diagnosis. Autism spectrum diagnosis involves much more than administration of the ADOS-2; it typically involves a multidisciplinary evaluation of multiple areas of a child’s functioning, of which the ADOS-2 is just one piece.

The ADOS-2 is used in several kinds of practice. In each, the test user's credentials must match the purpose of the use. For example, a medical diagnosis requires a license, such as that of a medical doctor or clinical psychologist; a special education qualification requires a locally recognized license or credential, such as that of a school psychologist; and so on. The ADOS-2 can also be used for purposes other than making a diagnosis. For example, occupational therapists and speech and hearing professionals often use the ADOS-2 for treatment planning and program evaluation. Some speech and hearing specialists also use the ADOS-2 for early childhood screening and program qualification, as mandated by the state where they practice. It may be helpful to check with your local mental health licensing agency, and with colleagues who diagnose autism in your area of practice, with additional questions along these lines.


Will there be future SIPT and SI trainings? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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YWPS will continue to sell and support the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test™, and is considering whether to offer training in the administration of the SIPT. USC will continue to develop advanced education opportunities related to the teaching of sensory integration theory, including new courses based on the teachings of A. Jean Ayres that will be offered in a continuing education format beginning summer 2016.


Can I translate a test that I receive through GSAP? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Can I translate a test that I receive through GSAP?%%

No, materials received through GSAP may not be reproduced, adapted, or translated for any purpose or in any format, electronic or otherwise, without the prior written permission of WPS. Learn more about Copyrights & Permissions.


Once I have completed ADOS-2 clinical training, can I train someone else? Monday, March 04, 2013

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No. The WPS materials are designed to provide training to individual users only. Completion does not provide the additional materials and experiences required for the skills needed to train others. The WPS DVD Training Package (W-605DVD) can be used to train multiple clinical users at a single site.

Further training through the specialized research training course offered by the research community is required before others may be trained. (See the next two questions).


Are online tests available? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Yes, online assessments are now provided in addition to print hand scored kits. Learn more about titles available through GSAP by viewing the 2017 GSAP Eligible Titles List.


Why did WPS and USC decide to close the current SI certification program? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Why did WPS and USC decide to close the current SI certification program?%%

At this time, we have made a joint, strategic decision to bring the USC/WPS Sensory Integration Certification Program to a close because we believe it is in the best interests of both parties as well as for the greater benefit of the occupational therapy community. Each organization can better serve the missions of sensory integration through its individual areas of expertise.


What is an ADOS-2 research training workshop? Monday, March 04, 2013

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An ADOS-2 research training workshop is only available to those who have completed the in-person clinical training workshop. Research training focuses on bringing attendees' scoring skills to a high level of inter-rater agreement with the scoring practices of skilled examiners. The heightened level of accuracy is needed to ensure that item-level coding is comparable at different labs in different parts of the world where research is being conducted. Research training workshops are offered by the ADOS-2 authors and their colleagues; WPS is not involved in these courses. For information on research training:


United States: http://cornellpsychiatry.org/education/autism.html
United Kingdom contact: a.s.le-couteur@ncl.ac.uk
In other parts of the world, contact either group above to make arrangements.    


Do I have to pay shipping for my materials? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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No, shipping charges are not incurred to deliver GSAP materials within the contiguous United States. Please note, professors or training instructors of international institutions are not eligible to apply for GSAP at this time.


Is the SIPT going to be restandardized? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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While WPS has no plans to re-standardize the SIPT at this time, it will revisit the opportunity in three to five years. WPS is also considering whether to provide new training and certification in the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the SIPT.


Once I have completed an ADOS-2 research training workshop, can I train someone else? Monday, March 04, 2013

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Only in limited circumstances. A researcher who has taken the ADOS-2 clinical workshop and the ADOS-2 research workshop and achieved research reliability can, back in their home lab, train people that they work with on a daily basis. A letter with these responsibilities fully specified is given to each research trainee at the time the training workshop is completed. Note that even the original trainee at a research site is not seen as qualified to train people away from their own location until they undergo further practice and supervision in actual training. For example, the individuals who conduct the WPS in-person clinical workshops have worked under supervision as training workshop leaders in Dr. Lord's research labs.


How long is GSAP membership good for once approved? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%How long is GSAP membership good for once approved?%%

GSAP membership is provided on an annual basis. You must reapply each calendar year.


What will it cost to complete the series? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Pricing will remain consistent with 2015 at $750 per course, subject to certain available discounts. Click here to download the registration form or to review pricing options.


What if I've completed all four courses in the series but haven’t submitted my applicati Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%What if I've completed all four courses in the series but haven’t submitted my applicati%%

Please complete the application process by December 31, 2015 and submit all required paperwork to sipt@wpspublish.com.


Do you provide educational discounts? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Yes, WPS offers a Research Discount, Educational Discount, and Workshop Trainer Discount. Learn more about our Scholarly Discount Programs.


How long does it take to receive my materials? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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Once approved, your requested WPS materials should arrive within 7 to 10 business days.


Who do I contact for information on international courses? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Who do I contact for information on international courses?%%

YAdditional courses may be scheduled through the end of 2016 to complete a course series, but no new course series will be scheduled at this time. Please contact Emily Ochi at eochi@chan.usc.edu for more information.


Can you help me to interpret the results of an assessment? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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WPS crafts all of our testing materials to make assessment as easy and efficient as possible. One critical component of testing materials is the manual, which provides all of the information needed to administer, score, and interpret the results of an assessment. The manual is also the best source of information about the instrument’s development, standardization, and psychometric properties, as well as user qualifications. Prior to using any test, it is important to read the manual and be sure that you fully understand its content.

After referring to the manual, if you have further questions about administration, scoring, and interpretation of any WPS assessment, our research and development staff would be happy to assist you:  research@wpspublish.com


Will the SI Certified Therapists directory continue to be accessible online? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Will the SI Certified Therapists directory continue to be accessible online?%%

Yes. Click here to access the SI Certified Therapists directory. If you do not see your name listed and your application has been previously approved, please contact us at sit@wpspublish.com


Will WPS still offer continuing education (CE) to occupational therapy practitioners? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Will WPS still offer continuing education (CE) to occupational therapy practitioners?%%

Yes. Click here to download AOTA-related CE information.


Who do I contact at WPS if I still have questions? Wednesday, October 07, 2015

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%%Who do I contact at WPS if I still have questions?%%

If you did not find the answer to your question or you need additional assistance, please feel free to contact Western Psychological Services at infosi@wpspublish.com or 424-201-8713.


Are there discounts available for use of the ADOS-2 in research or educational settings? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Yes! WPS provides a research discount on all of its test publications for graduate students and for researchers involved in formal, funded research directed at publication in peer review journals. WPS also offers scholarly discounts for educational use of its test materials. You may apply if you are using a WPS-proprietary product (identified by a “W-“ product number) in a research study or if you are planning to use WPS-proprietary products to train students.For information about how to apply for research and educational discounts, click here.


How often can the ADOS-2 be administered? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Research suggests that there are not overall practice effects on the ADOS-2. Although children who are given the ADOS-2 repeatedly (such as every month or so) may become more familiar with particular tasks (e.g., they may get better at following a birthday party routine), their scores are generally not affected, and the diagnosis as a whole does not seem to be impacted. The scoring of the ADOS-2 emphasizes the child’s spontaneous initiations and responses to the examiner’s behavior, as opposed to scoring of the tasks themselves. Therefore, it makes sense that becoming more familiar with an activity should not change the child’s scores. Similar observations have been made when the ADOS-2 is used repeatedly with adults with ASD; they may become more familiar with the tasks, but they are consistently classified on the algorithm as having ASD.

Although ADOS-2 scores do not change much on repeated administration, ideally it is better if examinees do not learn the tasks. There should always be good clinical reasons for repeating the ADOS-2, especially if it is administered more than twice within a brief interval. If it is known that the ADOS-2 is going to be repeated during a short period of time, the examiner may want to decide in advance to use different materials from the kit each time when possible (e.g., use one book one time and another the next).


How does the ADOS-2 fit into a team-based autism assessment? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Conducting team-based autism evaluations is the standard of practice in many school settings, and the ADOS-2 fits right in. In understanding how to use the ADOS-2 in the context of a team autism evaluation, it is important to differentiate a team autism evaluation from a team administration of the ADOS-2. Read More...


When will ADOS-2 translations be available? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Access to translations is managed by WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.com). Several ADOS-2 translations have been licensed to our international publishing partners and will become available for all research and clinical applications when they are released. The full process of translation, back-translation, author-review, and production generally takes 18 to 24 months.  WPS Rights & Permissions can also arrange authorization for academically qualified groups to make research-only translations for the ADOS-2 in languages where no commercial versions are underway. In addition, there are some 15 fully reviewed and authorized translations of the original ADOS, which remain valid and will be useful for users who cannot wait for or undertake the creation of ADOS-2 translations.

For information about formally published ADOS translations and in-development ADOS-2 translations, click here.

To obtain permission to make a translation or to inquire further about translations, please contact WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.com)


May I translate the ADOS-2 in a language other than English for research or clinical use? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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It is the firm policy of WPS and the ADOS-2 authors that all ADOS-2 administrations must make use of a written translation that has undergone a formal review and approval process through WPS or one of our licensed international publishing partners. The authors take this position because of their concerns about proper standards of patient care. Experience indicates that translation can significantly affect ADOS-2 scores, and thus the reliability and validity of test results. Only properly reviewed translations can provide results that correspond with those published in the manual and research literature. WPS echoes these concerns, not only in exercising our responsibilities and obligations under international copyright law, but also in protecting the integrity of our proprietary materials across cultures. To help you meet professional standards when conducting assessments with the ADOS-2, WPS will continually work to broaden the availability of the ADOS-2 across language groups and cultures. All uses in translation must have the prior, written consent of WPS.

To obtain permission to make a research translation, or to inquire about available translations, please contact WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.com


How can I obtain Continuing Education (CE) Credits through WPS? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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For information about Continuing Education Credits please visit our Continuing Education page.


What is the difference between a CE and a CEU? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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The certificate WPS provides specifies both CE Credits and CE Units (CEU), because different professional organizations and licensing boards monitor their licensees' CE experience in different units.

Some organizations, such as the American Psychological Association (APA), monitor continuing education experiences in terms of CE credits. For these boards, one CE credit is equal to one contact hour or one study hour. Other organizations, such as the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), monitor continuing education experiences in terms of CE Units. For these boards, one CEU is equal to ten contact or ten study hours.

You will need to check with your professional licensing board to discover whether they would like you to document your CE experiences in terms of CE Credits or CE Units.  Either way, the WPS CE Certificate should serve as appropriate documentation.


Where can I find your AOTA-related CE information? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Click here to download AOTA-related information about Home Study CEs for OTs. 


What workshops are available for earning CE credits? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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WPS offers CE credits for our ADOS-2 Workshops and for each course in the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS. 


What materials do I need access to in order to complete WPS home study CE? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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In order to successfully complete WPS home study CE, you will need to purchase the relevant CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form and also have access to its associated assessment and intervention materials. All WPS home study CE is focused on learning the content from its associated assessment and intervention materials. Before completing a CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form, you will need to study the associated manual, training package, or handbook. The purchase of a CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form does not include the associated assessment and intervention materials; you will need to purchase or obtain access to those separately. 


Which organizations is WPS approved by to sponsor continuing education? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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For a listing of organizations for which WPS is an approved provider, click here If you plan to apply for CE credit from an organization other than those listed, please check with that organization to find out whether it accepts CE credits from a sponsor that has been approved by the listed organizations.


How do I calculate the Comparison Score for the Spanish language translation of the ADOS-2? Monday, July 20, 2015

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The Comparison Score for the Spanish language translation of the ADOS-2 can be calculated using a procedure identical to that used for the English version. However, the algorithm form for the Spanish language translation does not include the scoring information for the Comparison Score on the form itself.

To calculate this score after completing the algorithm form, there are four options:

1.    Refer to Appendix C of the English language ADOS-2 Manual, which includes full scoring information for the Comparison Score for all ADOS-2 Modules for which the score is available (i.e., Modules 1, 2, and 3).

2.    Refer to the algorithm page of the English language ADOS-2 protocol form that corresponds to the Spanish language module that was administered. The front and back sides of the English language form can be referenced alongside the scores from the Spanish language administration in order to calculate the Comparison Score.

3.    Use the English language ADOS-2 scoring CD in conjunction with the protocol form from the Spanish language administration in order to calculate the Comparison Score.

4.    Create an account on www.teacorrige.com for a complimentary web-based calculation of the Comparison Score. Each purchased set of Spanish language protocol forms includes a PIN number and instructions for accessing this web-based calculation. Further information about this system can be found in the Spanish language translation of the ADOS-2 Manual.


What is your return policy for CE materials? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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Our return policy for home study CE materials is identical to our standard return policy. If you are not completely satisfied with an item purchased from WPS, you may return it in salable condition within 90 days of the invoice date, and we will promptly refund the cost of the materials returned (less shipping and handling). Before returning any item, please call our Customer Service Department (800.648.8857) to ensure that you are given proper credit. Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.

For information about our cancellation policy for ADOS-2 Workshops, please click here.

For information about our cancellation policy for courses in the Sensory Integration Certification Program sponsored by USC/WPS, please click here.


How do I obtain my Certificate of Completion? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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To obtain your Certificate of Completion for CE independent-study credits, you must first master the content of the assessment or intervention material for which you have purchased the associated CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form. Then, answer the questions contained in the CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form, and return your completed CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form to WPS. The materials must be returned to WPS for scoring within 1 year of the purchase date. You must return a completed Evaluation Form and meet the pass criterion on the test for a certificate to be issued. If you have not met the pass criterion, WPS will let you know which answers are incorrect and provide you with another test form to complete and submit in order to receive your certificate of completion. We recommend that you keep a copy of your submitted test for your records.


I mailed in my CE Questionnaire and Eval Form. When will I receive my Certificate of Completion? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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We begin processing your CE Questionnaire and Evaluation Form upon receipt of the materials. If the materials have been completed satisfactorily, you can expect to receive your Certificate of Completion within approximately two weeks. The fastest method of receiving your Certificate of Completion is to receive the certificate via email. We are always happy to accommodate customers who need a quicker turn-around time. If you have submitted your CE Questionnaire and Evaluation form and need the results sooner, please contact us so that accommodations can be made. 


Can I receive a volume discount? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Volume discounts are available to large institutions, such as school districts, clinics, and hospitals. For more information, contact consult@wpspublish.com.


I have a special need for materials. Is there a way I can receive a discounted price? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Please review our scholarly discounts page to learn about our programs.


How do I become a distributor of WPS-published products? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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To begin a distributor relationship with WPS, please contact distribution@wpspublish.com.


I need photos or descriptions for WPS products that my company distributes. Where can I find these? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Please contact distribution@wpspublish.com for all WPS-product related needs. 


How do I know if a particular assessment or book is appropriate for my needs? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Product descriptions are available online and in our print catalog. If you need more information, please contact our customer support staff at 800.648.8857 or customerservice@wpspublish.com.


Do you accept purchase orders? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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We accept purchase orders from recognized public agencies and institutions. You may mail or fax your purchase order to WPS, or email it to customerservice@wpspublish.com.


What credit cards do you accept? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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WPS accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover.


How do I submit my order using an order form? Monday, March 10, 2014

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To order by fax or mail, please complete your purchase order or order form and send it to 424.201.6950 or 625 Alaska Ave. Torrance, CA 90503. 



How do I provide my qualifications to WPS? Monday, May 19, 2014

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The easiest way to provide qualifications is to register for an account on wpspublish.com. After doing so, you may order online or offline. 

However, you may also download and fill out WPS's Application to Purchase and Use Assessment Materials. This form must be completed by individuals who wish to purchase psychological or educational tests and related materials. It must also be signed by the person who will assume overall professional responsibility for the use of such tests and interpretation of results. 


What is an organizational account? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Organizational accounts are created for professional groups of individuals who order together. 


What is the difference between Form A and B? Tuesday, February 19, 2013

%%OWLS-II%% Form A begins at age 3 for LC/OE and Age 5 for RC/WE. Form B begins at age 5 for all scales. Aside from the starting age, the forms are parallel and can be used interchangeably. Form B can be given immediately after Form A (or vice versa) if there is a reason to do so.


Why aren't there Form B kits? Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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Most individuals will begin with Form A and will purchase Form B for follow-up testing. Form B uses the same manuals as Form A and therefore the only materials needed for Form B are the easels, record forms, and WE response booklet. These materials are sold as "packs."


What does the scoring software do? Tuesday, February 19, 2013

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The scoring software provides all of the score conversions and a narrative summary. It also provides a detailed item analysis.


I bought the original OWLS recently. How long is it still good for and when will I need to switch? Monday, February 18, 2013

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The new version does not automatically invalidate the original, and we understand that it can take some time to transition to a new version. That said, ethical guidelines for most professional organizations state that the most up-to-date tests should be used. There is no specific timeframe, but we recommend switching to the new version as soon as possible and definitely within a year or so of its release.


Will the new software support the old test? Wednesday, February 20, 2013 %%OWLS-II%%No, the new software is only for the OWLS-II.
Can I use any of the materials from the original OWLS with the new version? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

%%OWLS-II%%No, the OWLS-II is completely revised and requires the use of all new updated materials. The new materials are in full color and are easy to use.


What do I need to administer the LC scale? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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You need the LC/OE Manual, LC/OE Record Form (A or B), and LC Easel (Form A or B).


What do I need to administer the OE scale? Wednesday, April 03, 2013

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You need the LC/OE Manual, LC/OE Record Form (A or B), and OE Easel (Form A or B).


What do I need to administer the RC scale? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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You need the RC/WE Manual, RC/WE Record Form (A or B), and RC Easel (Form A or B).


What do I need to administer the WE scale? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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You need the RC/WE Manual, RC/WE Record Form (A or B), WE Response Booklet (Form A or B), and WE Easel (Form A or B).


How do I compare all four scales? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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The Comprehensive Profile Form provides a means of comparing all four scales. These are provided in the Comprehensive Kits and are available as a free download at www.wpspublish.com/OWLSProfileForm


Who can purchase assessment materials from WPS? Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Some test materials are restricted to individuals with advanced credentials based on education, training, and/or experience in the field of assessment.

View Qualification Guidelines


What are examples of products that only a level “N” can purchase? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Level N corresponds to advanced psychiatric and advanced neuropsychological instruments, such as the b Test and the Dot Counting Test.

View Qualification Guidelines.



What is your return policy? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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If you are not completely satisfied with an item purchased from WPS, you may return it in salable condition within 90 days of the invoice date and we will promptly refund the cost of the materials returned (less shipping and handling). Before returning any item, please call our Customer Service Department (800.648.8857 or 424.201.8800) to ensure that you are given proper credit. Please note: Shipping and handling charges are not refundable.


Do you accept returns for discontinued items? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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We do not accept returns on items that are no longer available. Please note when purchasing that all discontinued items are final sale. 


Why do I need to purchase test forms, if there is already a copy of the form in the manual? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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The short answer is that you only need to purchase tests if you are going to use them in actual administration. Note that when you purchase a test manual or test form from WPS, the material will bear a notice similar to the following: "Copyright © 2012 by Western Psychological Services. Not to be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission. All rights reserved." 
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How do I receive permission to use a WPS test product for application in a scholarly study? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Click here to download a PDF of a standard letter of permission for use of WPS proprietary materials in a scholarly study. If your institution requires you to have a standard permission letter addressed specifically to you, please contact rights@wpspublish.com.


How do I get a discount for research purposes? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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For information about the WPS Research Discount (for use of WPS-published materials in time-stamped, peer-reviewed scientific investigation), including an application form, please click here.


How do I get a discount for educational purposes? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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For information about the WPS Educational Discount against any given order, please click here.  When your discount is approved, you will receive a quote, good for 60 days and including all applicable discounts, that you can use to complete your order directly through WPS Customer Service (as will be detailed on your quote). Read More...


How do I get a discount if I’m an independent trainer? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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The WPS Independent Trainer Discount is designed primarily for independent trainers of specialized tests such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule, Second Edition (ADOS-2) and Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R); Learn more about Independent Trainer Discount...


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What is WPS’s policy on including test items within a scholarly paper, such as a journal article? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Click here to download a .pdf of a standard letter on WPS’s policy regarding inclusion of test items within scholarly papers. Any questions or follow-up contacts in this regard should be directed to rights@wpspublish.com.


How do I get permission to give a copy of a test for IRB purposes? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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To receive permission and/or a sample copy of a WPS test for such purposes, please email WPS Rights & Permissions directly (rights@wpspublish.com.). Be sure to provide the specific purpose of the request, as well as brief details regarding the purpose of the project, and your relationship to it.


How do I get permission to include test materials within a textbook or handbook? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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For information regarding the inclusion of test materials within a textbook or handbook, email WPS Rights & Permissions directly (rights@wpspublish.com.). Please provide a sample of the material you seek to reprint, and the name of the publication in which you seek to include it (including specific edition as applicable), along with the name of the publisher, estimated publication date, and estimated print run.


I want to determine if a test is suitable for use: Can I receive a sample copy? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS strongly suggests you acquire that test instrument’s manual or handbook for its full and proper review, noting that the vast majority of our manuals/handbooks contain full samples of the instrument, along with comprehensive discussions of the measure’s development, administration, scoring, and interpretation.

If you are conducting a scholarly, peer-reviewed study, you may qualify for a WPS Research Discount for purchase of the manual; Click here for information on how to apply, noting that the discount must be secured in advance of placing an order.

Also – and because all materials sold by WPS come with a 90-day money-back guarantee (details available from customerservice@wpspublish.com) – you can order the manual for review without any risk except for shipping/handling charges and local taxes (though the latter will apply only if your order was shipped to a California destination).


What if I want to share a copy of a test? In other words, what is WPS’s position on copying tests? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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As a publisher and distributor of professional assessment materials, WPS discourages the dissemination of psychological tests to those not qualified to use and interpret them. It is our position that only qualified mental health professionals should have direct access to raw test data, test questions, answer sheets, scoring keys, and interpretive materials, and that psychological assessment materials should be withheld from the public record. If a person believes that s/he requires access to these materials, and that person is not a qualified mental health professional, it is our position that the person should review the materials solely under counsel of someone who is a qualified mental health professional, in which event photocopies should not be necessary. 

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Can a parent have a copy of a test? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS appreciates and values the role of parents and guardians in this process; many of us who work at WPS are also parents. However, we strongly discourage dissemination of psychological tests to those not qualified to use and interpret them. Read More...


What if I’m asked to copy test materials as part of a court case? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS’s strong position is that only qualified helping professionals should have direct access to raw test data, test items, answer sheets, scoring keys, and interpretive materials such as would be found in a test manual. WPS does not intend to interfere with court orders, but we urge the court to act responsibly by making psychological test materials available only to qualified helping professionals who have a legitimate need to review those materials for the purposes of a given case. If attorneys or other individuals related to the case require access to the materials, WPS believes they should review them solely under counsel of a qualified helping professional, and we further urge that psychological assessment materials be withheld from the public record. 

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Is it permissible to electronically store psychological test records? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Electronic storage of psychological test records is generally permitted by WPS under the following provisions:

a) You will scan original, administered, consumed WPS-published protocols or original WPS TEST REPORTs for the sole purpose of internal records archiving.

b) You will destroy or otherwise confidentially and securely archive the original, administered, consumed WPS-published protocol or original WPS TEST REPORT.

c) Access to the electronically stored records is strictly limited to your institution’s/facility’s personnel who are professionally qualified to use the instruments.

If you have any follow-up questions related to electronic storage of psychological test records, please contact WPS Rights & Permissions directly (rights@wpspublish.com).


How do I receive permission to photocopy or otherwise adapt a test? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS can permit reprints, adaptations, and translations made by qualified researchers and organizations who first secure proper written authorization from WPS Rights & Permissions, under permission arrangements that are subject as necessary to payment of license fees to WPS. Preferred scholarly arrangements are available to qualified scientific investigators who are conducting peer-reviewed study through an accredited university or other scholarly institution conducting not-for-profit study. Contact WPS Rights & Permissions for details securing the necessary arrangements (rights@wpspublish.com). Read More...


Is it permitted to copy test materials for use if I purchase (or already have) original forms? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS strongly discourages this practice. If you have a scientific, research-based or practice-based need that prevents you from using original, WPS-published materials, please contact rights@wpspublish.com to learn of the pre-approved, per-use licensing options that might be available to accommodate your particular needs.


Does WPS offer any Spanish language material? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS does offer selected titles in Spanish translation. For information on which materials are available in Spanish from WPS (www.wpspublish.com), just type “Spanish” in that website’s search bar. Selected WPS titles, along with many other titles, are published in Spanish under WPS contract by the following companies:


What if I need materials in a language other than Spanish or English? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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WPS has continuously growing relationships with experienced, qualified test publishers in countries around the world. View our comprehensive list of WPS publications offered internationally in formally published language editions, and the sources from which they’re available, please click here. If you do not see a title that you need in a language in which you need to administer it, please contact (rights@wpspublish.comto learn of the possibilities, noting that a variety of our instruments have available what are considered “research translations” that are available solely from WPS Rights & Permissions, and only for use in registered scientific investigations.

As a general rule, please note that simultaneous translation (also known as “translation on the fly”) working from English materials of psychological test materials is not only prohibited by WPS, its practice is inconsistent with internationally recognized best testing practices regarding proper cross-cultural adaptation of psychometrically-developed instruments.


When will ADOS-2 translations be available? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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Access to translations is managed by WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.com). Several ADOS-2 translations have been licensed to our international publishing partners and will become available for all research and clinical applications when they are released. The full process of translation, back-translation, author-review, and production generally takes 18 to 24 months.  WPS Rights & Permissions can also arrange authorization for academically qualified groups to make research-only translations for the ADOS-2 in languages where no commercial versions are underway. In addition, there are some 15 fully reviewed and authorized translations of the original ADOS, which remain valid and will be useful for users who cannot wait for or undertake the creation of ADOS-2 translations.

For information about formally published ADOS translations and in-development ADOS-2 translations, click here.


To obtain permission to make a translation or to inquire further about translations, please contact WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.com)


How can I contact a WPS author? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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In keeping with longstanding WPS policy and practice, please send your correspondence for the author directly to WPS Rights & Permissions (rights@wpspublish.comand we will forward the request accordingly.


I'm an instructor considering adopting a test for use in my class. Can I get a sample copy? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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WPS is committed to supporting instructors interested in teaching WPS assessments in their graduate school classes. Please be sure you are requesting a product published by WPS (identified by a "W-" product number, e.g. W-472). Read More...


I'm a student and need a sample form for my dissertation or project. Can you help? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Start by checking with the psychology library at your school; they oftentimes have sample kits that you can review. You can also find Sample Form downloads showing a few items on most WPS assessment pages. These links are located on the upper right section of a product’s main page.

If you need the entire form, then you will have to purchase the materials. (Please note that most test materials are restricted to individuals with advanced credentials based on education, training and/or experience. Your professor may have to assist you in purchasing the materials.)

If you already know the products you are interested in using for your research, you can complete the Research Discount Application.


Educational Discount for Ongoing Courses Application Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Complete the Educational Discount for Ongoing Courses Application if you would like to apply for an Educational Discount ranging from 20% to 50% off the single-unit cost of WPS-published test materials needed for use in graduate training classes and other qualified educational programs.


Research Discount Application Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Complete the Research Discount Application if you would like to apply for a Research Discount of 20% to 50% against the single-unit cost of WPS-published test materials needed for qualified scholarly studies.


Independent ADOS & ADI-R Training Educational Discount Application Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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The Independent ADOS & ADI-R Training Educational Discount Application is used only for Independent ADOS and ADI-R training not directly affiliated with the WPS Course Series. The lead instructor should complete the application to apply for an educational discount.


What is your Desk Copy Policy? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Western Psychological Services provides complimentary copies of WPS publications adopted for classroom use. Please note the following guidelines when requesting desk copies of our products: Read More...


What are your shipping and handling charges? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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10% (with a $5.00 minimum) on shipments within the U.S.

20% (with a $10.00 minimum) on shipments to Canada

25% (with a $25.00 minimum) on shipments outside the U.S. and Canada.

(Shipments to Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands may incur additional shipping charges.) Please note that due to the high cost of shipping to some foreign countries, you may be required to pay actual shipping costs in addition to a nominal handling fee. You will be notified if your order is being billed at actual shipping cost.


When will I receive my order? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Orders are usually shipped within one business day of receipt.

Delivery takes from 2 to 10 business days (depending on distance from California). Track your order by viewing My Account.


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What are Customs and Duties on foreign shipments? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Customs charges and duties may be applied to a shipment when it enters a foreign country. These charges are determined by the country's government and are collected by the package courier upon delivery of goods. The carrier, acting as customs broker, may also charge a processing fee that you are responsible for paying. WPS plays no role in assigning or collecting these duties.


How do I contact computer support? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Free computer support is available for all software and print materials listed in our catalog.

Our computer support staff is available Monday through Friday from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm (Pacific Time) at 800.648.8857 (U.S. and Canada) or 424.201.8800. You can also email your question to support@wpspublish.com


Where do I find the User's Guide on my CD? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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On the menu bar at the top of the screen, go to "Help" and then select "Contents." Alternatively, you can find the User's Guide on your program CD. For programs requiring Windows, the User's Guide file is GUIDE.DOC. For programs requiring DOS, the User's Guide file is WPS.DOC.


Can I use my WPS TEST REPORT CD on more than one computer? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Using the CD you can install the program on as many computers as you would like, but you will only be able to score a test on a computer with the WPS USB Key (included with the purchase of your CD).

If you need assistance, please contact WPS Technical Support at 424.201.8800 or 800.648.8857 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday through Friday, between 7:30 am and 4:00 pm Pacific time. You may also email Technical Support at support@wpspublish.com


What are PC Answer Sheets? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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PC Answer Sheets provide an inexpensive paper-and-pencil administration for those occasions when you want to use a CD, but you do not want the client entering responses directly into the computer. The client responds on the PC Answer Sheet, and then you or an assistant can enter his or her responses into the computer.


Are Mail-In Answer Sheets and FAX in services still available? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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As of April 2013, WPS is no longer offering Mail-in or FAX report services. To replace these options, we will be offering alternative scoring options. Please contact customer service at customerservice@wpspublish.com or 424.201.8800 with any questions. 


What training programs are available for WPS published products? Tuesday, March 05, 2013

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Training is available for the following assessments: ADOS-2, SIPT, and ADI-R,


What is required for someone to become competent in using the ADOS-2? Tuesday, March 05, 2013 %%Training Programs%%

If you are an ADOS-2 user who has not previously been trained in the ADOS, you should do the following to obtain essential competence in the ADOS-2:

  1. Make sure you have prior education, training, and experience that includes extensive exposure to autism spectrum disorders.
  2. Study the ADOS-2 Manual. Read More...

What conventions will WPS attend this year? Wednesday, March 06, 2013

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For an up to date list of WPS related events, please see our Events Calendar.