WISC V - Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition
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The latest version of the most proven trusted cognitive ability measure ever Author(s): David Wechsler Publication Year: 2016 Age Range: Children aged 6:0–16:11 Administration: Paper-and-pencil, Core sub tests: ~60 minutes Brief Summary The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®– Fifth UK Edition (WISC®–VUK) is the latest version of the most proven and trusted cognitive ability measure ever. WISC®–VUK has been redesigned to give you a truly comprehensive picture of a child's abilities and it includes notable improvements to make identifying the issues—and finding the solutions—faster and easier, without sacrificing the Wechsler gold standard of excellence. Applications Psychologists working in schools, clinics, hospitals, universities and forensics can use the WISC–VUK for diverse applications such as: identifying learning difficulties identifying and diagnosing learning disabilities/disorders evaluating of cognitive processing strengths and weaknesses assessing for giftedness assessing the impact of brain injuries. Content & Administration The WISC®–VUK gives you flexibility and interpretive power, along with access to more subtests, so you get a broader view of a child's cognitive abilities. An expanded factor structure provides new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for all ages. Expanded and Updated Factor Structure The test structure includes new and separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composites for greater interpretive clarity and a variety of levels of composites for interpretive options. New Primary Subtests Three new primary subtests extend the content coverage of the WISC®–VUK and increase its practical application. Visual Puzzles is a new Visual Spatial subtest that measures the ability to analyse and synthesise information Figure Weights is a new Fluid Reasoning subtest that measures quantitative reasoning and induction Picture Span is a new Working Memory subtest that measures visual working memory Features & Benefits More efficient and user-friendly The WISC–VUK increases construct coverage without increasing testing time. So, you get a more efficient, developmentally appropriate measure – and still have time to assess other domains of interest Efficiently produce all primary index scores Significantly reduced testing time to obtain the FSIQ Simplified instructions with reduced vocabulary level, shorter discontinue rules, and refined scoring criteria Five primary index scores, the FSIQ as well as three of the five ancillary index scores can be obtained through the ten primary subtests More interpretive power WISC–VUK provides statistical links to the WIAT-III, to support more flexible evaluation of specific learning disabilities and two major approaches to specific learning disability identification: pattern of strengths and weaknesses analyses and ability-achievement discrepancy analyses Expanded score analysis approach highlights index- and subtest-level strength and weaknesses analyses Separate visual spatial and fluid reasoning composite scores results in greater interpretive clarity Selection of process scores has been greatly expanded to enhance the depth of interpretation and understanding of performance Updated psychometric properties Updated normative sample standardised on UK children aged 6:0–16:11 Normative sample stratified to match current UK census data based on gender, ethnicity, parent education level, and geographic region for each age group Strong subtest floors and ceilings facilitate accurate measurement at the extremes of cognitive ability Comparable or improved reliability for subtest and composite scores Updated studies Updated special group studies Updated validity studies with other measures including WISC–IV, WPPSI–IV, WAIS–IV, WIAT–III, KTEA-3, Vineland-II, and BASC-2 Expanded validity evidence for the Q-interactive version, including construct validity studies and equivalence of Q-interactive and paper/pencil formats, and special group studies to examine patterns of performance of children from frequently-tested populations WISC®–V UK and WIAT®–III UK - Working together for a fuller picture A linking sample comprising the WIAT®-III UK and WISC®-V UK has been collected, allowing you to conduct an Ability-Achievement Discrepancy Analysis with full confidence in the results. Find out more about the WIAT-III UK. Paper-and-pencil format Now available, the traditional paper-and-pencil format, WISC®-VUK Complete Kit includes: Administration and Scoring Manual, Technical and Interpretive Manual, Stimulus Books 1 - 2, 25 x Record Forms, 25 x Response Booklets 1, 25 x Response Booklets 2, Coding Scoring Template, Symbol Search Scoring Key, Cancellation Scoring Template and a Wechsler Standard Block Design Set.
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