ERIC Number: ED247727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Experimental Use of Signed Presentations of the Verbal Scale of the WISC-R with Profoundly Deaf Children: A Preliminary Report of the Sign Selection Process and Experimental Test Procedures.
Miller, Margery Silberman
The paper provides a theoretical framework for the inclusion of a verbal intelligence test as part of the psychodiagnostic assessment battery used with deaf children. Descriptions are provided for three selected sign language varieties being used in a study designed to examine performance of 30 deaf children (9-16 years old) on signed administrations of the verbal subtests of the Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children--Revised (WISC-R). The three sign language varieties are illustrated by comparing selected verbal subtest items presented in signed English (sE), Pidgin Sign English-English (PSE-E), and Pidgin Sign English-American Sign Language (PSE-A). Preliminary results are reported, and the importance of cautious interpretation of verbal IQ scores for deaf children is stressed. It is suggested that the verbal scale of the WISC-R not be administered to deaf children under 9 years old. (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Weschler Intelligence Scale for Children (Revised)
Note: Contained in: International Symposium on Cognition, Education, and Deafness (Washington, DC, June 5-8, 1984). Working Papers. Volumes I and II. David S. Martin, Ed.