Perceptual Organization Index (POI)

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The Perceptual Organization Index is part of the Performance Scale of the Wechsler cognitive assessment measures, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 3rd edition (WISC-III, 1991), and the Wechsler Adult Intelligent Scale, 3rd edition (WAIS-III, 1997). The POI measures visual-spatial organization and visual-motor skills within a time limit. For the WISC-III, the subtests Picture Completion, Picture Concepts, Block Design, and Object Assembly load onto the POI. For the WAIS-III, the subtests Picture Completion, Block Design, and Matrix Reasoning load onto the POI.

The WISC-III and WAIS-III are older versions of the Wechsler cognitive assessment measures, and have since been replaced by the WISC-IV (2003) and WAIS-IV (2008). For both the WISC-IV and the WAIS-IV, the Perceptual Organization Index has been renamed the Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI). The PRI measures fluid reasoning (use of sequential, inductive, and deductive reasoning) and ...