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Intelligence TestSamantha IbanezHuman Development PsychologyProfessor Guadino-Goering
When it comes to our child’s mind and their way of thinking it’s safe to say that parents would do everything to stimulate and expand their way of seeing and living so that they know they can function in the fast growing world we live in. With this, parents resort into making their child take an intelligence test. The Wechsler intelligence scale for children also known as the WISC-IV is a test consists of a series of short sub tests that are used to assess cognitive ability (Wechsler, 2003). According to an article posted on the School psychology services, this test is administered for children between the ages of 6 through 16 years and 11 months. It takes a child 1 and a half to two hours long to complete and the report and scoring takes a qualified psychologist about 4 to 8 hours to complete. However, this intelligence test has advantages and disadvantages. First, a few of the benefits of making your child take this test is that it identifies early on if your child has reading and learning issues. It also has the ability to determine learningprocesses which includes both strengths and weaknesses (Jepsen, 2008).The structure for the