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ERIC Number: EJ1070487
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-9491
Validating the Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire against the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition
McKenzie, Karen; Sharples, Phil; Murray, Aja L.
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, v53 n4 p301-307 Aug 2015
The Learning Disability Screening Questionnaire (LDSQ), a brief screening tool for intellectual disability, was originally validated against the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, Third Edition (WAIS-III), which was superseded by the Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale, Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV) in the United Kingdom in 2010. This study examines the performance of the LDSQ using the WAIS-IV as the diagnostic intellectual assessment. Based on the original optimal cut-off score, the LDSQ sensitivity value was equivalent (91%) to that obtained in the original validation study, and the specificity value was higher at 92%. This suggests that the LDSQ remains valid when using the WAIS-IV as the comparative intellectual assessment.
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. P.O. Box 1897, Lawrence, KS 66044-1897. Tel: 785-843-1235; Fax: 785-843-1274; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
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