Julia Case Study

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Julia’s cognitive abilities were assessed through the use of Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales, 4th Edition (WAIS-IV). The areas of cognitive processing ability measured include crystallized intelligence, short-term memory, visual-spatial processing, reasoning ability, and processing speed. The subtests measure different cognitive processing abilities and when combined together they form four index scores: Verbal Comprehension, Perceptual Reasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed which all together make up the Full-Scale IQ score. Julia obtained a Standard Score of 82 (12th percentile) and these indexes were within the Low Average range. Her performance across the various indexes ranged from below average to average. Her overall performance …show more content…
A brief personality testing was completed via interview and completion of the Multimodal Questionnaire for Teenagers. This questionnaire allowed for Julia to share important events and feelings in her life. Julia reported that she has not experienced any significant difficulties in her relationships with family. Also, she described her family as loving and she enjoys their activities together. She reported healthy relationships with peers and no difficulty making or keeping friends. Julia did express some concerns regarding her performance in school (e.g. test and math class can be difficult). In addition, when Julia was asked to describe herself, her responses indicated a positive self-image (e.g. …show more content…
This composite has scales measuring Anxiety, Depression, Atypicality, Locus of Control, Social Stress, Sense of Inadequacy and Somatization. Overall, Julia’s composite scores were within the Average range on the self-report and teacher form. When examining the individual scales on the self-report, all her scores were in the Average range; indicating no internal difficulties in school. Mrs. Haugen’s responses indicated that Julia demonstrates some anxiety (e.g. “often” worries, “sometimes” says she afraid to make mistakes) in school. Her self-report of anxiety fell within the Average range. However, Julia indicated that she “often” gets nervous and “sometimes” the little things bother her. On the Atypicality scale, which measures whether an individual experiences unusual sensory perceptions, Julia’s responses indicated that she is generally aware of her surroundings and has no unusual behaviors. Her Somatization scale fell within the average range suggesting that Julia does not demonstrate any difficulties with over sensitivity or complain about relatively minor physical problems and discomfort. Julia’s depression scale fell within the average range; suggesting she did not express feelings of unhappiness, sadness, and stress that may result in an inability to

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