2Psychological Evaluation Tools Updated 10/2011into three composite scores: Verbal IQ (verbal reasoning skills), Performance IQ (nonverbal reasoningskills), and a Full Scale IQ. Two additional, optional composite areas include Processing SpeedQuotient (measures speed of mental or graphomotor processing) and General Language Composite(receptive and expressive vocabulary knowledge). **Administration time: 40-60 minutes depending
on the child’s age and ability.
1.5] (WISC-IV) Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children - Fourth Edition
: The WISC-IV
is anindividually administered clinical instrument for assessing the general cognitive functioning of children aged 6:0 through 16:11. It consists of 10 core subtests each measuring a different facet of intelligence. There are also five additional supplemental subtests, which can be used to substitute for
the core tests if needed. A child’s performance on these various measures is summarized into five
composite scores: Verbal Comprehension (measures verbal abilities utilizing reasoning,comprehension, and conceptualization), Perceptual Reasoning (measures perceptual reasoning andorganization), Working Memory (measures attention, concentration, and working memory), ProcessingSpeed (measures speed of mental or graphomotor processing), and a Full Scale IQ
measures overallcognitive functioning).**Administration time: 65-
80 minutes depending on the child’s age and ability.
1.6] (WAIS-IV) Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
The Wechsler AdultIntelligence Scale - Fourth Edition is an individually administered clinical instrument for assessing theintellectual ability of children aged seventeen through adult. The
consists of a variety of subtests each measuring a different facet of intelligence.
A child’s performance on these various
measures is summarized into three composite scores: the Verbal, P
erformance, and Full Scale IQ’s.Together, these IQ’s
provide estimates of an individual’s intellectual abilities.
The Verbal IQ score isa measurement of acquired knowledge, verbal reasoning, and attention to verbal details. ThePerformance IQ score is a measurement of fluid reasoning, spatial processing, attentiveness to detail,and visual-motor integration. The Full Scale IQ is the aggregate score of the VIQ and PIQ scores andis usually considered to be the score that is most representative of
, or global intellectual functioning.In addition, the
provides four optional factor-based index scores: Verbal Comprehension,Perceptual Organization, Working Memory and Processing Speed. Verbal Comprehension is ameasure of verbal acquired knowledge and verbal reasoning. Perceptual Organization is a measure of nonverbal, fluid reasoning, attentiveness to detail, and visual-motor integration. Working Memoryincludes a range of tasks that require the examinee to attend to information, to hold briefly and processthat information in memory, and then to formulate a response. Processing Speed is a measure of the
individual’s ability to process visual information quickly.
**Administration time: 50-75 minutesd
epending on the child’s age and ability.
1.7] (CAS) Cognitive Assessment System:
is an assessment battery designed to evaluatecognitive processing. The
was developed to integrate theoretical and applied areas of psychological knowledge using a theory of cognitive processing and tests designed to measure those processes. More specifically, the
was developed to evaluate Planning, Attention, Simultaneous,and Successive (PASS) cognitive processes of individuals between the ages of 5 and 17 years. The
is an individualized assessment that may be used for a variety of purposes including: diagnosis,eligibility, determination of discrepancies, reevaluation, and instructional planning.The
is useful in identification of disorders of basic psychological processes, central to thedefinition of learning disability in the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA. It features an 8-subtest BasicBattery and a 12-subtest Standard Battery for flexible administration options. The