The Impact Of Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children ( Wisc V )

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Matthew’s cognitive abilities were assessed through the use of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V). 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 five index scores: Verbal Comprehension, Visual-Spatial, Fluid Reasoning, Working Memory and Processing Speed which all together make up the Full-Scale IQ score. Matthew obtained a score of 72 (3rd percentile) on the Full Scale Index and this index was within the Very Low range. His performance across the various indexes ranged from Extremely Low to Low Average.
The Verbal Comprehension Index assessed Matthew’s crystallized intelligence, which is the ability to demonstrate the breadth and depth of knowledge he has acquired from formal classroom education as well as from incidental learning that occurs outside of the classroom. Specifically, subtests that measure this area tap into Matthew’s general language development, including his store of general information, his ability to verbalize, reason and comprehend that information, and the extent of vocabulary that can be understood in terms of correct word meanings. Matthew obtained a Verbal Comprehension score of 68, which fell at the 2nd percentile and is classified as the Extremely Low range. Overall, he scored within the below average…

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