TITLE

A Cluster Analytic Study of the Wechsler Intelligence Testfor Children-IV in Children Referred for Psychoeducational Assessment Due to Persistent Academic Difficulties

AUTHOR(S)
Hale, Corinne R.; Casey, Joseph E.; Ricciardi, Philip W. R.
PUB. DATE
February 2014
SOURCE
Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology;Feb2014, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Wechsler Intelligence Test for Children-IV core subtest scores of 472 children were cluster analyzed to determine if reliable and valid subgroups would emerge. Three subgroups were identified. Clusters were reliable across different stages of the analysis as well as across algorithms and samples. With respect to external validity, the Globally Low cluster differed from the other two clusters on Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-II Word Reading, Numerical Operations, and Spelling subtests, whereas the latter two clusters did not differ from one another. The clusters derived have been identified in studies using previous WISC editions. Clusters characterized by poor performance on subtests historically associated with the VIQ (i.e., VCI + WMI) and PIQ (i.e., POI + PSI) did not emerge, nor did a cluster characterized by low scores on PRI subtests. Picture Concepts represented the highest subtest score in every cluster, failing to vary in a predictable manner with the other PRI subtests.
ACCESSION #
93915113

 

Related Articles

  • Children with Specific Learning Disabilities: WISC Profiles. Ackerman, Peggy T.; Peters, John E.; Dykman, Roscoe A. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Mar1971, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p150 

    In this study 82 children with specific learning disabilities (CLD) and 34 controls with adequate academic performance were given the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC). The CLD group scored lower, on the average, than the control group, particularly on Arithmetic, Digit Span,...

  • An analysis of two discrepancy-based models and a processing-deficit... Schuerholz, Linda J.; Harris, Emily L. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Jan1995, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p18 

    Presents a study in which the incidence of learning disabilities in a research center sample was calculated using Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children and Woodcock-Johnson Psycho-Educational Battery cluster scores in regression and reliability models. Discrepancy models; IQ scores;...

  • INTRA-INDIVIDUAL SUBTEST VARIABILITY ON THE DUTCH WECHSLER INTELLIGENCE SCALES FOR CHILDREN — REVISED (WISC-RNL) FOR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES, PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS, AND EPILEPSY. Van Iterson, Loreta; Kaufman, Alan S. // Psychological Reports;Dec2009 Part 2, Vol. 105 Issue 3, p995 

    It is common practice to look at disparities among subtest scores ("scatter") on an intelligence test to establish if a score is deviant. However, it re- mains unclear whether subtest scatter reflects primarily normal variation within individuals or is clinically meaningful. The present study...

  • Assessment: The Wechsler Scales and Learning Disabilities. Kaufman, Alan S. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Aug/Sep1981, Vol. 14 Issue 7, p397 

    Introduces articles on the psychoeducational assessment of learning disabled (LD) children in the August/September 1981 issue of the periodical 'Journal of Learning Disabilities.' Use of the Wechsler's scales for LD assessment; Investigation of children with superior intelligence, LD college...

  • Long-term stability of individual WISC-R IQs of learning disabled children. Haddad, Frederick A.; Juliano, Jane M. // Psychological Reports;Feb94, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p15 

    Examines the stability of IQ for race and gender by analyzing the results of two administrations over 3 years of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised (WISC-R) IQs for learning disabled children. Variance in Test 2; Frequency of positive or negative difference; Direction of...

  • Performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children as related to salivary testosterone... Kirkpatrick, Sue W.; Samuel Campbell, P. // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Aug94, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p577 

    Presents a poststudy analysis of the performance on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children as related to salivary testosterone in children with learning disabilities. Replication of the analysis with larger samples; Children with greater right-hemispheric capabilities.

  • Identifying Students with Learning Disabilities: The Effect of Implementing Statewide Guidelines. McLeskey, James; Waldron, Nancy L. // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1991, Vol. 24 Issue 8 

    Investigates the impact of implementing statewide guidelines for the identification of students with learning disabilities (LD) on professional practice in Indiana. Problems related to the identification of students with learning disabilities; Administration of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale...

  • Forum.  // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1984, Vol. 17 Issue 9 

    Presents letters to the editor of the 'Journal of Learning Disabilities,' reacting to articles previously published in the periodical. Debate over the suitability of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-R for assessing children with learning disabilities; Definition of educational...

  • The Psychometric Assessment of Children with Learning Disabilities: An Index Derived from a Principal Components Analysis of the WISC-R. Lawson, J.S.; Inglis, James // Journal of Learning Disabilities;Nov1984, Vol. 17 Issue 9 

    Derives a learning disability index (LDI) for the assessment of intellectual deficits on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)-R. Derivation of Factor II score coefficients; Assessment of the abnormality of the LDI in the individual case; Evaluation of the statistical significance...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics