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Format & Capitalization (psychiatric)

Posted By: SG on 2007-08-10
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Subject: Format & Capitalization (psychiatric)

Capitalize verbal, performance, and full-scale?  Should I leave the subtest scores in a vertical list arrangement or use a different format?

On this administration of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III, Mr. ___ obtained a verbal IQ of 57 (range 53-63), a performance IQ of 64 (range 59-73), and a full-scale IQ of 56 (range 53-61). These scores fall within the mild range of mental deficiency.

The following scatter of subtest scores was obtained:
Vocabulary: 2
Similarity: 3
Arithmetic: 2
Digit Span: 3
Information: 3
Comprehension: 2

Picture Completion: 4
Digit Symbol: 4
Block Design: 4
Matrix Reasoning: 5
Picture Arrangement: 4

All the scores above fall within the mentally deficient range and are relatively even.

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