Wechsler, David

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Wechsler, David

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.
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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Wechsler-Bellevue scale - a measure of general intelligence superseded by the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and its subsequent revision.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 Memory Scale can be used in identifying these deficits in older adults (Seharaie, 1998).
DOB = date of birth; LSNS = Lubben Social Network Scale; POMS = Profile of Mood States; WMS = Wechsler Memory Scale; UFOV = Useful Field of View; PCS = Proactive Coping Scale.
Six different memory tests, verbal (story memory, words memory, non-sense syllables) and non-verbal (Visual Reproduction-sub test of Wechsler Memory Scale (Wechsler & Stone, 1948), Memory for Design test (Graham & Kendall, 1960), and Rey Complex Figure (Rey, 1941) were administered in the same order.
On multiple evaluations including the Wechsler memory scale, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and Hasegawa dementia scale, 29 (58%) of the huperzine-treated patients showed significant improvements in memory as well as in cognitive and behavioral functions, compared with 19 (36%) of placebo-treated patients (Zhongguo Yao Li Xue Bao 1995;16:391-5).
Effects on practice in repeated administration of Wechsler Memory Scale Revised in normal adult, Assessment 5(1):85-92.
The first was the Visual Reproduction subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) [24].
- Visual memory: Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS) visual reproduction subtest (immediate recall, 40-min delayed recall test, followed by total recall) (16).
found that age predicted performance in the Wechsler Memory Scale subset of Logical Memory (that tests immediate and verbal recall), but also suggested that intellectually active individuals need not necessarily show a cognitive decline with aging.[17] Starkstein and Kremer studied different aspects of cerebral aging and conclude that the cognitive functions of language, visuospatial and executive function change with aging and even declarative memory involving free, cued and source recall and prospective memory decline with aging.[18] The effect of aging on implicit, short-term and recognition memory was relatively milder.[18]
In order to assess these and the other cognitive domains the different articles used over 100 neuropsychological tests, the most common being subtests of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS; Wechsler, 1999) and the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS; Wechsler, 2004), two batteries that are widely used in the neuropsychological exploration of psychiatric patients.
Orlando Bureau Adults With Sickle Cell Disease More Likely to Have Cognitive Impairment Sickle cell disease Control (n = 138) (n = 37) Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale Score 32% 15% <86 Wechsler Memory Scale score <86 26% 16% Note: Based on a study of adults aged 21-29 years.
Furthermore, the other two significant results--the negative relationship with PCBs and the positive relationship with DDE--occurred on the delayed recall portion of the logical memory subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS).

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