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The use of abbreviated forms constitutes a reliable alternative to full scale in estimating the intellectual capacity of an individual, with economy of time and, consequently, by cutting costs. In North American literature, especially, it is possible to find many research publications on the Wechsler Intelligence Scales, which address the use of abbreviated forms as a resource to study intellectual capacity. Meanwhile, the Brazilian literature lacks studies on the subject. This work has therefore the intention of lifting the state of the art forms abbreviated on the WAIS-III, clarify the development, application and some of the features of these versions in assessing intelligence, is highlighting the identification of the methods recommended to elaborate them.
Keywords : WAIS-III; Assessment; Intelligence; Abbreviated forms.