The Wechsler Intelligence Scale For Children Fifth Edition ( Wisc V )

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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V) is an interactive performance based test that measures overall intellectual ability for children ages 6 through16. The test is primarily used by school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and neuropsychologists to determine a students giftedness, identify intellectual and learning disabilities, assess cognitive strengths and weaknesses, or to evaluate the impact of brain injuries. It is also used by practitioners to compare achievement scores of states and evaluate students for purposes such as private school admissions. The WISC-V is broken down into five main cognitive domains and five additional auxiliary domains that can impact a childs performance in the classroom. The five main domains tested include verbal comprehension, visual special relationships, fluid reasoning, working memory, and processing speed. The auxiliary domains include quantitative reasoning, auditory working memory, nonverbal skills, general ability, and cognitive proficiency. The test can further assess and identify specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalculia using three additional complementary scores that measure naming speed, symbol translation, and storage and retrieval processes.
Sampling for Validation and Norming Standardization procedures for the WISC-V were conducted from April 2013 through March 2014 and included 2,200 children ages 6-16. The sample was separated into 11 subgroups of 200…
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