The Word Intelligibility by Picture Identification (WIPI) test is a closed-set picture-pointing word recognition test appropriate for children whose language age is between 5 and 10-11. The test is comprised of four 25-word lists. The WIPI  uses 26 color plates (one for practice), six pictures per page. Scroll down to watch a video demonstration of the WIPI Second Edition.

Auditec offers a variety of purchasing options for the WIPI such as version I and version II, book only, book on CD-Rom, recording only, or book with recording as a kit. Therefore, it is essential that you carefully make your selection and use an item number when ordering. We want to give you exactly what you want so do not hesitate to CONTACT us to help you identify the right selection for your needs.

Call 1-800-669-9065 (from US) or 314-416-1050 (outside the US) to order. (Free shipping within the contiguous US.)

[WIPI, 2nd Ed.* recording with picture book; Item 142R; Price $194.75 USD + S&H]

[WIPI, 2nd Ed.*  recording with picture CD-Rom; Item 142ROM; Price      $179.75 USD + S&H]

[WIPI 2nd ed.* Picture Book only; Item P132R; Price $79.75USD + S&H] 

[WIPI 2nd ed.* Picture CD-Rom only; Item P132RCD; Price $75.00 USD + S&H]

[WIPI-R 2nd ed.* recording only, no pictures; Item 142RT; Price         $107.00 USD + S&H]

[WIPI, 1st Ed.* recording with picture CD-Rom; Item 142; Price            $119.00 USD + S&H]

[WIPI 1st ed.* Picture CD-Rom only; Item P132CD; Price $75.00 USD + S&H]

[WIPI-R 1st ed.* recording only, no pictures; Item 142T; Price          $70.25 USD + S&H]

[WIPI, 1st ed.* Female recording & picture CD-Rom; Item 142F; Price $119.00 USD + S&H]

*What is the difference between the WIPI First Edition and WIPI Second Edition?

  1. The original authors of the WIPI developed a second edition to clear up the ambiguity of the first edition. In some cases the picture contains a more modern depiction, such as the coke bottle is now 2-liter bottle. About one picture per page was changed.
  2. The word list was changed. Therefore, the WIPI recording must correspond to the correct version.
  3. The WIPI First Edition is available only on CD-Rom. Picture CD-Roms are designed to be displayed on a computer screen; however, customers may print the pictures and place them in a three-ring binder. WIPI pictures must be printed in color to obtain accurate test results. The WIPI Second Edition is available either or CD-Rom or as a printed book.
  4. If you are unsure whether you own the first or second edition, check the color of the cover. If you own one of the old printed WIPI First Edition books, the cover will be either blue or green. The WIPI Second Edition is a dark red/ maroon color.

Does Auditec offer a picture-pointing test for young children in other languages? No, consider employing a test with nonverbal stimuli such as the Sound Effects Recognition Test.

The WIPI is available from Auditec, Inc.

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