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ERIC Number: EJ991450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Test Review: Advanced Clinical Solutions for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV
Chu, Yiting; Lai, Mark H. C.; Xu, Yining; Zhou, Yuanyuan
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v30 n5 p520-524 Oct 2012
The authors review the "Advanced Clinical Solutions for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV". The "Advanced Clinical Solutions (ACS) for the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition" (WAIS-IV; Wechsler, 2008) and the "Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition" (WMS-IV; Wechsler, 2009) was published by Pearson in 2009. It is a clinical tool for extending the assessment of individuals' cognitive functioning. Generally, the ACS provides supplemental information for the results of the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV; it includes six components that are relatively independent, namely, additional scores, effort measures, demographically adjusted norms, reliable change scores, test of premorbid functioning, and social cognition subtests. These new elements were specially designed for forensic evaluations, readministrations, and neuropsychological evaluations. The age range for the ACS varies for different elements, but for most tests it is 16 to 90, as consistent with the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV. A technician or graduate assistant with appropriate graduate-level training can administer and score the tests under supervision, but as stressed in the Administration and Scoring Manual results should only be interpreted by professionals with extensive training in assessment. In addition, to use the ACS for assessing neuropsychological functioning, examiners must have adequate background in neuropsychological assessment. The components of the ACS for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV are described.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale; Wechsler Memory Scale