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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The construct validity of the Spanish Version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC-V[superscript Spain]) was investigated via confirmatory factor analysis. For all 15 subtests, the higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2015b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. A bifactor model with…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Construct Validity, Test Reliability
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Kush, Joseph C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fourth Edition, Italian adaptation (WISC-IV Itaian; Orsini, Pezzuti, & Picone, 2012; Wechsler, 2012) standardization sample was examined with exploratory factor analytic methods (EFA) not included in the "Technical Manual." Principal-axis extraction followed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Children, Factor Structure
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Fenollar-Cortés, Javier; López-Pinar, Carlos; Watkins, Marley W. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2019
The factorial structure of the WISC-IV for 859 Spanish children diagnosed with ADHD was examined. A bifactor model with the four factors first identified by Wechsler (2003a) was the best fit to the data. The Coding and Symbol Search subtests were particularly poor measures of "g" but relatively strong measures of the Processing Speed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intelligence Tests, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Test Validity
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McGill, Ryan J.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The present study examined the factor structure of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition, Spanish (WISC-IV Spanish, Wechsler, 2005a) with normative sample participants aged 6-16 years (N = 500) using confirmatory factor analytic techniques not reported in the WISC-IV Spanish Manual (Wechsler, 2005b). For the 10 core subtest…
Descriptors: Children, Intelligence Tests, Factor Analysis, Construct Validity
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Watkins, Marley W.; Dombrowski, Stefan C.; Canivez, Gary L. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The reliability and factorial validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children--Fifth Edition: Canadian (WISC-V[superscript CDN]) was investigated. The higher-order model preferred by Wechsler (2014b) contained five group factors but lacked discriminant validity. An alternative bifactor model with four group factors and one general factor,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Intelligence Tests, Test Validity
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Makrygianni, Maria K.; Gena, Angeliki; Reed, Phil – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2018
The effectiveness of several community-based early intervention programs for young children (2.5-6.5 years old) with autism spectrum disorder in Greece were compared, as they occurred in a community setting over a nine-month period. There were few differences in functioning change between programs, but applied behavior analysis (ABA) was most…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Early Intervention
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Malakar, Partha; Basu, Jayanti – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the study was to determine whether the general intelligence, cognitive processes, school achievement, and intelligence-achievement relationship of adolescents with subclinical levels of obsessive-compulsive symptoms differed from those of their normal counterparts. From an initial large pool of 14-year-old Bengali students in eighth…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Anxiety Disorders, Cognitive Processes
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Kranzler, John H.; Floyd, Randy G.; Benson, Nicholas; Zaboski, Brian; Thibodaux, Lia – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) approach to identifying a specific learning disorder (SLD) is based on the postulate that deficits in cognitive abilities in the presence of otherwise average general intelligence are causally related to academic achievement weaknesses. To examine this postulate, we conducted a classification agreement analysis…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Children, Youth, Cognitive Ability
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Bablekou, Zoe; Kazi, Smaragda – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2016
The article reviews the history of intellectual assessment of children and adolescents in Greece, as well as procedures, current practices, and future directions. Although the history of special education is long in Greece, there has been very sporadic and incoherent legislation and decision making on the subject. Currently, intelligence tests are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Adolescents, Intelligence Tests
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Block, Heidi M.; Radley, Keith C.; Jenson, William R.; Clark, Elaine; O'Neill, Robert E. – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of Superheroes Social Skills, a multimedia social skills package, in improving social responsiveness and social initiation behaviors of four elementary school children with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The program was implemented in a public school setting in the southwestern United States for…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Social Development, Child Behavior
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Fastame, Maria Chiara; Cherchi, Rossella; Penna, Maria Pietronilla – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
The current research was aimed mainly at exploring the reliability of a short-screening tool developed to self-evaluate visuospatial abilities in children. We presented 290 Italian third, fourth, and fifth graders with the 16-item Shortened Visuospatial questionnaire and several objective measures of intellectual efficiency, such as Raven's…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Visual Perception, Spatial Ability, Grade 3
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Watkins, Marley W.; Canivez, Gary L.; James, Trevor; James, Kate; Good, Rebecca – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Irish educational psychologists frequently use the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth U.K. Edition (WISC-IV[superscript UK]) in clinical assessments of children with learning difficulties. Unfortunately, reliability and validity studies of the WISC-IV[superscript UK] have not yet been reported. This study examined the construct…
Descriptors: Construct Validity, Intelligence Tests, Children, Learning Disabilities