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Question by letty_hm
Submitted on 10/15/2003
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what is wais
Who is wais For?            
What does "Wais" mean?              
What is the wais test like?  

Answer by Defibulat0r
Submitted on 1/16/2004
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The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS) was created by psychologist David Wechsler, who, as a 6-year-old Romanian, was among the supposedly feeble-minded Eastern European immigrants of the early 1900s. Later he developed a similar test for school-age children, called the Wechsler Intelligance Scale for Children (WISC), and still later a test for preschool children. The WAIS consists of 11 subtests, it yields not only an overall intelligence score, as does the Stanford Binet, but also separate "verbal" and "performance" (nonverbal) scores. Striking differences between the two scores alert the examiner to possible learning problems. For example a verbal score much lower than the same person's performance score might indicate a reading or language disability. The tests also provide clues to cognitive strengths that a teacher or an employer might build upon.


Answer by J
Submitted on 8/30/2005
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