Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale

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    Intelligence is based within one’s self phenomena and it is generally concur that the nature of this energy is obscure (Wechsler, 1958). Every individual is intelligent in their own ways such as sports, academics, etc. As they are many different ways to be intelligent, there are many definitions proposed. Alfred Binet, who invented the first practical intelligence test proposed that intelligence is the inclination to take and maintain a particular direction and capacity to bring about a goal outcome and the power of auto criticism (Kaplan & Saccuzzo, 2005). On the other hand, the developer of the Wechsler scales, David Wechsler, proposed intelligence as the combined capacity to act purposefully, think rationally and handle effectively with…

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    Intelligence tests measure the potential cognitive capabilities of an individual (Gregory, 2011). Achievement tests help measure an individual’s achievements such as how he or she mastered skills and acquired knowledge resulting from schooling and/or training that individual has received (Gregory, 2011). Intelligence tests and achievement tests should correlate with one another; however, this is not always the case (Gregory, 2011). Several intelligence tests exist; however, educational…

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    What do intelligence tests really measure? Define intelligence tests – According to intelligence can be defined as Intelligence tests can be defined as formats meant to measure intelligence. This can be in form of exercises that test verbal knowledge, ability and performance. The scores achieved in the intelligence tests may be considered as an IQ (intelligence quotient) which the division of the mental age by the number of years the individual has lived. What do they measure According to…

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    Introduction Definitions of intelligence vary among scholars, theorists, and laypersons, due to its multidimensionality. However, intelligence typically involves an individual’s ability to learn from experience and adapt to the environment in which they live. I believe that the construct of intelligence should encompass an individual’s ability to effectively communicate in both written and verbal form, to think logically, and to express creativity. Two intelligence tests in which I recently…

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    She is having a good year and is excited about her upcoming graduation. She shared she recently took her SAT and had just received her scores. She scored a combined score on English and math of 1090. She scored a 600 on English and 490 on math. She was very pleased to score enough to attend UVA’s College at Wise next year. Kayla’s Grandmother signed permission for Kayla to be tested in a previous testing session. Her Grandmother has full legal custody of Kayla and has been the primary caregiver…

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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…

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    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…

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    Jordan Alcohol Case Study

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    Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV): This test is designed to estimate the level of intellectual functioning of participants age sixteen and older. Scores are derived by comparing Jordan’s performance to that of a standardized sample of individuals within her age group. Ten is the average scaled score on the WAIS-IV and a score between and including eight to 12 is in the average range. Jordan’s scaled scores were as…

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    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. Ryan obtained a…

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    Twin Research Paper

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    They made note that the twin from France was fluent in English but the studies were done in French whenever possible. They began with looking at the girl’s life history from the age each one was adopted, family circumstances, and educational background. Medical history was looked at by their illness, injures and hospitalization. For cognitive measures they were tested about a week apart from each other using the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-IV. Then went on to take a special mental ability…

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