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Wechsler Scales

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noun Psychology.
a group of intelligence tests, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS ), later revised (WAIS-R ); the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC ), later revised (WISC-R ); the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence (WPPSI ); and the Wechsler-Bellevue Scale, no longer used, all of which emphasize performance and verbal skills and give separate scores for subtests in vocabulary, arithmetic, memory span, assembly of objects, and other abilities.
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Origin of Wechsler Scales

Named after David Wechsler (1896–1981), Romanian-born U.S. psychologist, who developed them
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