Using The Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children ( Wisc V )

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Eric’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, combining to 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. Eric obtained a score of 124 (95th percentile), which falls within the Above Average Range. Eric’s indexes ranged from a composite score of 125 on the Working Memory Index (95th percentile) to a composite score of 97 on the Visual Spatial Index (97th percentile). His performance across the various indexes ranged from Average to Above Average. The 28-point difference suggests that Eric’s intelligence is best understood by his performance on the separate WISC-V indexes. Therefore, an analysis of the various subtest scores on the WISC-V needs to be taken into consideration in assessing Eric’s ability to function and learn successfully in the educational setting.

Verbal Comprehension Index

The Verbal Comprehension Index assessed Eric’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…

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