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Wechsler, David

(1896–1981) psychologist; born in Lespedi, Romania. He came to the United States as a youth and was chief psychologist at New York City's Bellevue Hospital for 35 years. He devised a series of intelligence tests that became standard diagnostic tools, including the Wechsler-Bellevue Intelligence Scale. In 1970 he began teaching at New York University's medical school, where he had been a clinical psychologist since World War II.
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Determining a child's IQ score is a major part of the educational psychologist's assessment of any child referred by schools for literacy difficulties and the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children is the most commonly used test.
Both sections of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-R) (Wechsler, 1974) were employed so that results on both the verbal and performance scales as well as the full scale could be examined.
For example, full-scale IQ scores measured by the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children averaged 94.
Altogether, 310 children (and their families) agreed to participate in the larger study, 304 of whom (from 37 villages, and relying on 304 unique home wells) were administered the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th edition (WISC-IV) (Wechsler 2004) at our field clinic for the assessment of child intelligence.
8), as measured on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children.

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