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ERIC Number: EJ803197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Investigation of the WISC-III and WASI in Clinical Child Populations: A Framework for Further Exploration
Scott, Wayne C.; Austin, David W.; Reid, David S.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v22 n2 p249-254 2007
To promote efficient clinical practice, interest has been growing in brief assessment scales to replace full-scale versions in some circumstances. In nonclinical populations, the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) has substituted for the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Third Edition (WISC-III). Agreement between these scales remains untested in clinical populations. Twenty-five children, aged 6 to 15 years old were assessed. A correlational and within-participant design was used. These scales were significantly correlated. Despite a fourth edition of the WISC now available, WASI administration alone would at times appear to be a quick and valid estimate of IQ. Replication with the WISC-IV seems necessary to clarify the verbal/performance distance criterion discrepancy and also the meaning of some variability between the scale and subtests. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children