ERIC Number: EJ787430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
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WISC-IV and WIAT-II Profiles in Children with High-Functioning Autism
Mayes, Susan Dickerson; Calhoun, Susan L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n3 p428-439 Mar 2008
Children with high-functioning autism earned above normal scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV) Perceptual Reasoning and Verbal Comprehension Indexes and below normal scores on the Working Memory and Processing Speed Indexes and Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition (WIAT-II) Written Expression. Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) and reading and math scores were similar to the norm. Profiles were consistent with previous WISC-III research, except that the new WISC-IV motor-free visual reasoning subtests (Matrix Reasoning and Picture Concepts) were the highest of the nonverbal subtests. The WISC-IV may be an improvement over the WISC-III for children with high-functioning autism because it captures their visual reasoning strength, while identifying their attention, graphomotor, and processing speed weaknesses. FSIQ was the best single predictor of academic achievement.
Descriptors: Intelligence, Autism, Achievement Tests, Measures (Individuals), Memory, Profiles, Children, Scores, Cognitive Processes, Reading Skills, Mathematics Skills, Visual Perception, Attention, Academic Achievement, Psychomotor Skills
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