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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is the most commonly used assessment tool administered worldwide to children and adolescents to assess cognitive potential or intelligence. The first version was published in 1949, and the fifth edition (WISC-V) was published in 2014. It is designed to assess cognitive functioning in children and adolescents aged 6 to 16 years, but it is also used for multiple other purposes, including the identification of intellectual impairment or giftedness and as part of assessments intended to diagnose learning disabilities, psychiatric disorders, and a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions. The entry first reviews the history and development of the WISC then focuses on the WISC-V specifically, including its structure, organization, administration, scoring, interpretation, and use with clinical populations, such as ...

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