David Wechsler

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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.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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Wechsler, Wechsler Memory Scale: Administration and Scoring Manual, The Psychological Corporation, San Antonio, Tex, USA, 3rd edition, 1997.
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DST: Digit Span Test; VMPT: Verbal Memory Processing Test; WMS_LM: Wechsler Memory Scale story subtest; WMS_Visual: Wechsler Memory Scale visual memory subtest; BNT: Boston Naming Test; BFR: Benton Facial Recognition Test; BLOT: Benton Line Orientation Test; WCST: Wisconsin Card Sorting Test; LTM: Long-term memory; STM: Short-term memory; MLS: Maximum learning score; TLS: Total learning score; VFT: Verbal Fluency Test Table 3.
Selected neurocognitive measures were used to examine neurocognitive functioning in the following domains: attention (Trail Making Test A), executive function (Trail Making Test B), verbal working memory (Wechsler Memory Scale [WMS]-III Digit Span), and speed of processing (Useful Field of View [UFOV]).
6 MRI: * T1 lesion volume High * T2 lesion volume High * Cerebral atrophy Yes TESTS SCORES 2007 WAIS-III (Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale) Max Score Digit Symbol-Coding 7 Block Design 4 Symbol Search 5 Letter-number sequencing 7 WMS-III (Wechsler Memory Scale) Max Score Logical Memory I 10 Family Pictures I 13 Logical Memory II 11 Family Pictures II 12 Rey Osterrieth Figure (ROCF) Percentile Type of the copy 75 Accuracy of copy 60 Time of copy 75 Immediate recall condition 70 BNT (Boston Naming Test) Raw Score Total Score 58 CTMT (Comprehensive Trail Making Test) Standard.
Secondary outcome measures included the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT), the Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-III), and the Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT).

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