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Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth Edition

Gifted children often require specialized instruction and intervention to optimize their academic performance. Before receiving individualized instruction, however, they must be identified as “gifted” through a process that typically involves the use of intelligence tests, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), described in this entry. The first edition of the WISC was a modified version of the Wechsler-Bellevue Form II. Over the years, the WISC has been revised three additional times with the latest version being the most substantial revision of any Wechsler scale to date.

The WISC-IV represents a substantial improvement over its predecessor, the WISC-III. The many improvements made to this latest edition of the WISC have resulted in a psychometrically sound battery that is both adequate and appropriate for ...

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