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Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana

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WAGNER, Flávia  and  TRENTINI, Clarissa M.. Quick intelligence assessment strategies using Wechsler Scales. Neuropsicologia Latinoamericana [online]. 2010, vol.2, n.1, pp. 47-54. ISSN 2075-9479.

Different quick intelligence assessment strategies were developed using Wechsler Scales, such as short forms and brief tests. Short forms are developed using a selection of items or subtests from the original full scale. The advantages and disadvantages of the core test development methodologies are reviewed. The main validity and reliability investigation methods are presented and IQ scores conversion methods are discussed. Brief tests, on the other hand, are tests specifically developed to quickly assess the intelligence, such as the Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI). The WASI has validity and reliability evidences, as well as appropriate norms. The Portuguese Brazilian adaptation version is being developed. The implications of using quick intelligence assessment strategies are discussed.

Keywords : Intelligence tests; Psychometric properties; Wechsler scales; Short forms; Brief assessment.

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