Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Wechsler Scales of Intelligence

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1698-3_113
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The Wechsler Intelligence Scales are individually administered, standardized procedures used for the assessment of intellectual ability across the lifespan. Depending upon the characteristics of the test taker and number of subtests used, the procedure may take 1–2 h to administer. Test kits and manuals are available from the publisher (Pearson Assessments) to qualified individuals (e.g., a doctorate degree in psychology, education, or closely related field with formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments or having a license to practice in the related field). Scoring certain components of the tests requires judgment and significant training, but computer software is now available (but not...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatrySchool of Medicine, University of PittsburghPittsburghUSA