CLINICAL USE OF WECHSLER’S INTELLIGENCE SCALES
The book, consisting of 11 chapters, is destined mainly for psychologists-practitioners and psychology students. It provides information useful in applying Wechsler’s scales and score interpretation.
In the first part, addressing general issues, apart from the biography of the author, there are texts concerning: the so-called Flynn effect (ageing of test norms) and its practical consequences, methods of modifying the test procedure for specific tests in order to tailor them to specific diagnostic goals and personal characteristics of examinees, and using scales to diagnose non-intellectual attributes. In the second part some problems are discussed concerning the use of Wechsler’s scales when diagnosing persons with various dysfunctions and developmental deficits: ADHD, autism, mental development disorders, and dyslexia; there are some notes about using Scales to diagnose and rehabilitate the mentally retarded, and about neuropsychological diagnosis. The third part brings case studies - examples of using WISC-R to diagnose communication problems of two pupils in early school age plus application of WAIS-R in forensic investigation about assessment of the validity of the act of volition.