Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children Case Study

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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 …show more content…
The scales that make up this composite are Anxiety, Depression, and Somatization. His Anxiety scale was average overall, indicating he does not experience anxious feelings (e.g. not overly nervous, fearful, or worried about real or imagined problems) in school or at home. Mrs. Ezrin and Mrs. Yu rated Eric within the Average range on the Depression scale; suggesting no feelings of unhappiness, sadness and stress that may result in an inability to carry out daily activities. His Somatization scale also fell within the Average range; suggesting Eric does not demonstrate any difficulties with over sensitivity towards relatively minor physical problems and discomfort. Overall, Eric was rated within the Average range, similar to peers his age in this area; suggesting, he does not experience internalizing behaviors in school and within his …show more content…
The Withdrawal scale gives an indication of the child’s tendency to escape others and avoid social communication. Eric’s Withdrawal scale was rated within At-Risk range at home and in the Clinically Significant range within school. Mrs. Ezrin responses indicated that Eric has difficulty with developing and maintaining friendships (e.g. “often” plays alone, “sometimes” refuses to talk). Mrs. Yu responses indicated that he “sometimes” is shy and avoids social interaction with his peers. Mrs. Ezrin and Mrs. Yu indicated that Eric is generally aware of his surroundings and has no usual behaviors, as Eric’s Atypicality score fell in the Average range. Eric’s Behavioral Symptom Index score fell in the Average range, however, he experiences some concerns with his social interactions with

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