Handbook of Assessment in Persons with Intellectual by Johnny L. Matson (Eds.)

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These scores are only a part of the spectrum of an individual’s abilities. IQ scores do change, and IQ scores obtained from diVerent tests may not be interchangeable. B. Why IQ Tests Are Administered and What IQ Tests Can Reveal An intelligence test can be administered for a variety of reasons. Completion of such testing can provide information for the purposes of: (1) measurement, (2) diagnosis, and (3) educational or occupational programming.

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Because hearing is typically critical to such understanding and because there were not good ways of evaluating the hearing of children with severe mental retardation, project researchers at that time conducted a series of studies aimed at perfecting procedures for evaluating the hearing of such children. This research led to a set of procedures that could be used to evaluate such children with audiometric procedures previously applicable only to persons who understood and followed verbal directions (Fulton & Spradlin, 1971, 1972, 1974a,b; Lloyd, Spradlin, & Reid, 1968).

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