A Guide to Child Nonverbal IQ Measures This guide provides a basic overview of 16 child nonverbal IQ measures and uses a set of specified criteria to evaluate them in terms of their psychometric properties. In doing so, the goal is neither to validate nor to criticize current uses of IQ but to (a) familiarize clinicians and ... Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus  |   November 01, 2004
A Guide to Child Nonverbal IQ Measures
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Laura S. DeThorne, PhD
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Barbara A. Schaefer
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park
  • Contact author: Laura S. DeThorne, PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 110 Moore Building, University Park, PA 16802. E-mail: lsd12@psu.edu
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Research Issues, Methods & Evidence-Based Practice / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Clinical Focus
Clinical Focus   |   November 01, 2004
A Guide to Child Nonverbal IQ Measures
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2004, Vol. 13, 275-290. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/029)
History: Received April 5, 2004 , Revised June 30, 2004 , Accepted October 7, 2004
 
American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, November 2004, Vol. 13, 275-290. doi:10.1044/1058-0360(2004/029)
History: Received April 5, 2004; Revised June 30, 2004; Accepted October 7, 2004
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This guide provides a basic overview of 16 child nonverbal IQ measures and uses a set of specified criteria to evaluate them in terms of their psychometric properties. In doing so, the goal is neither to validate nor to criticize current uses of IQ but to (a) familiarize clinicians and investigators with the variety of nonverbal IQ measures currently available, (b) highlight some of the important distinctions among them, and (c) provide recommendations for the selection and interpretation of nonverbal IQ measures.

Acknowledgments
We wish to thank John McCarthy, Joanna Burton, Patricia Ruby, and Colleen Curran for their assistance with this project.
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