Wechsler, David

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Wechsler, David

(weks′lĕr)
Romanian-born U.S. psychologist, 1896–1981.

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

Abbreviation: WAIS.
A commonly used intelligence test to evaluate cognitive function in people over 16. It consists of seven verbal and seven nonverbal (performance) subsections. It assesses vocabulary, verbal comprehension, verbal reasoning, short-term memory, arithmetic skills, problem solving, visual perception, logic, and visual-motor coordination.

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

Abbreviation: WISC.
A widely used intelligence test for children between 5 and 16. The test is often used by professional testers or licensed psychologists to diagnose learning disorders. It consists of two scales: one assesses language skills, the other visual and motor skills.

Wechsler,

David, U.S. psychologist, 1896–.
Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - modification of the Wechsler-Bellevue scale.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - intelligence test for children between the ages of 5 years to 15 years, 11 months.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised
Wechsler intelligence scales - scales for the measurement of general intelligence in children and adults.
Wechsler Memory Scale
Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence - intelligence test for children between the ages 4 years to 6 years, 6 months.
Wechsler-Bellevue scale - a measure of general intelligence superseded by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and its subsequent revision.
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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised: Developed by Wechsler in 1949 in order to determine the general intelligence levels.
Confirmatory factor analysis of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised with normal and psychiatric adolescents.
Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised. New York:Psychological Corporation, 1979.
Silver, in his article, "Frequency of Discrepancies Between Deviation Quotients in Profiles of Children With Above-Average IQ's on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised," stated that clinicians consults tables to determine relative occurring frequency of discrepancies between various quotients such as Verbal IQ (VIQ), Performance IQ (PIQ), Verbal Comprehension (VCDQ), Perceptual Organization (PODQ), Freedom From Distractibility (FDDQ), and the Composite of VC and PO (FS8DQ) of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R).
In summary, the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R), the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI), the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), the Test of Language Development-2 Intermediate, and the Index of Reading Awareness test have been tested and found to be invalid and unreliable means of assessment for children in American schools.
Mantel, Wechsler intelligence scale for children-revised. New York: Psychological Corporation.
The intellectual disability (ID) levels of the children were determined by the Turkish version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) or Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory (ADSI) (14,15,16).
To measure cognitive abilities, the adolescents completed the Block Design and Similarities subtests of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (Wechsler, 1974) and the Booklet Category Test (Halstead, 1947), a measure of abstract thinking.
Their IQ scores as tested on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) (Wechsler, 1981) ranged from 75 to 104, with a mean of 88.
Wechsler intelligence scale for children-Revised. San Antonio, TX: Psychological Corporation.
Developmental and mental capabilities of children were also evaluated by a clinical psychologist using the Ankara Developmental Screening Inventory (ADSI) for children younger than 6 years of age and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R)-Turkish Version for children older than 6 years (20,21,22).
Only students who were administered the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) (Wechsler, 1974) and a measure of achievement [the Woodcock-Johnson Test of Achievement (WJ) (Woodcock, 1978) or the Wide Range Achievement Test-Revised (WRAT-R) (Jastak & Wilkinson, 1984)] were selected for study.

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