Getting the most out of the Wechsler batteries

Douglas, Lorna and Senior, Graeme and Olm, Tammie (2006) Getting the most out of the Wechsler batteries. In: Psychology Bridging the Tasman: Science, Culture and Practice, 26-30 Sep 2006, Auckland, New Zealand.

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This paper will review and critically evaluate the diversity of methods currently available to clinicians when employing the third editions of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale and Wechsler Memory Scale as well as the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading. Emphasis will be placed on recent developments such as methods for estimating premorbid levels of functioning, reducing the number of tests administered, the importance of discrepancy analysis, detecting meaningful change, assessment of cognitive effort, estimation of reading levels, and the utility of the general ability index. Each method will be demonstrated with illustrative case examples.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Abstract published.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:55
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2018 05:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: intelligence tests; reading ability; memory; cognitive functions
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170112 Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1702 Cognitive Sciences > 170204 Linguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170110 Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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