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ERIC Number: ED255877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 69
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87207-229-0
How to Use WISC-R Scores in Reading/Learning Disability Diagnosis. Revised Edition. Reading Aids Series, IRA Service Bulletin.
Searls, Evelyn F.
The revised version of this monograph serves two purposes: (1) to describe what the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) measures with regard to reading/learning disability in the light of current findings, and (2) to summarize research with the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and WISC-R as related to reading/learning disability. Chapter 1 points out that the WISC-R is a classified psychological test with its use limited to personnel who have had extensive training in its administration and interpretation. The organization and administration of the WISC-R are discussed in Chapter 2, while Chapter 3 describes each subtest as to the task involved, what purportedly is being measured, method of scoring, possible implications of high and low scores, and suggested relationships to reading disability. Chapter 4 presents procedures for analyzing WISC-R scores as a means of generating hypotheses about students' cognitive strengths and weaknesses that may affect reading ability. Chapter 5 briefly describes the other two Weschsler Scales, one for young children and one for adults. Chapter 6 provides an overview of the literature on the WISC/WISC-R and reading achievement. (HOD)
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714 (Book No. 229, $4.00 member, $6.00 nonmember).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children