By James Georgas, Lawrence G. Weiss, Fons J.R. van de Vijver, Donald H. Saklofske

This e-book presents a distinct cross-cultural standpoint of the WISC-III. From building, translation and version in several cultures, to research of its constitution and serve as as an idea, to its scientific use with diversified ethnic teams, Culture and kid's Intelligence offers clinician's the instruments they want whilst utilizing the WISC-III. the point of interest of this reference paintings is on kid's intelligence as measured through the WISC-III in numerous cultures and its use in those cultures (USA, united kingdom, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Greece). It additionally discusses the translation of the result of the WISC-III by way of cultural and ethnic factors.

  • Leading specialists speak about the medical use of the WISC-III because it pertains to tradition and children
  • Provides the way to clinicians and college psychologists to assist in figuring out and analyzing results
  • Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers

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Yackulic, R. , & Quinn, D. (1993). WISC-III performance of ADHD children. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, WISC-III Monograph, 6–21. [22:31 2003/4/2 GEORGAS] chapter-01 Page: 20 1–22 1. The Wechsler Scales for Assessing Children’s Intelligence 21 Schwean, V. , & Saklofske, D. H. (1998). WISC-III assessment of children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In A. Prifitera & D. H. ), WISC-III clinical use and interpretation: Scientist-practitioner perspectives ( pp. 91–118). San Diego: Academic Press.

In fact, Wechsler (1939) stated that his aim was not so much to develop new tests as to assemble various scales that would yield a more effective measure of intelligence. Thus all of the subtests contained in the W-B-I, many of which have carried through to the WISC-III and Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III) can be traced to the Army Alpha and Beta tests, the Kohs Block Design, and others, although the actual item content may be quite different. The extremely successful introduction of the W-B, and of the Wechsler Memory Scale in 1945, marked the beginning of the testing legacy that still bears the name of David Wechsler, despite his passing away in 1981.

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