Practitioner’s Guide to Evaluating Change with Intellectual by Robert J. McCaffrey, Holly James Westervelt

By Robert J. McCaffrey, Holly James Westervelt

Whereas undertaking study on highbrow and neuropsychological perfonnance of assorted sufferer populations throughout time, we turned conscious of the shortcoming of knowledge touching on perform results linked to many regularly occurring overview tools. even supposing test-retest info have been to be had for the majority of those tools, it generally got here within the kind of correlation coefficients and suggest alterations in functionality among checks was once usually absent. In a 1995 article (McCaffrey & Westervelt, 1995), we mentioned a couple of matters appropriate to serial neuropsychological and highbrow evaluation and concluded that medical neuropsychological practitioners had few directions to aid them in reading swap in a patient's functionality throughout tests. This quantity represents our efforts at reviewing the literature among 1970 and 1998 and extracting the pronounced info on perform results. The tables comprise the evaluation device used, details at the subject/patient teams, the pattern measurement fu}, gender, age, intervention, period among the exams, rankings at either evaluate issues, and the quotation. The tables replicate the prevailing released literature inside of highbrow evaluation and, for that reason, a few tools (e.g., Wechsler checks) contain a majority of the tables while others (e.g., Raven's revolutionary Matrices, Stanford-Binet) don't. The try out index is prepared via the identify of the attempt as stated within the particular article. We warning readers to consult the unique articles if extra or extra particular details is required.

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Age Person-specific variables are those variables that are inherent in the individual and include age, gender, education, intelligence, and disease processes. Many of these variables have been shown to affect performance on intelligence measures during a single assessment. Their effects on repeated assessments of intellectual functioning are, however, unclear. Person-Specific Variables Several other person-specific variables are thought to impact serial assessments and practice effects. The following section will outline a number of those variables and present relevant literature addressing their impact on serial assessment and practice effects.

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