Updated: 3/26/2016

Intelligence Quotient

Review Topic
IQ tests
  • Stanford-Binet
    • calculates IQ as mental age / chronological age x 100
    • standard IQ test
  • Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale
    • uses 14 subtests (7 verbal and 7 performance)
    • can quantify intellectual decline
  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC)
    • used for children between ages 6 and 16
Intellectual Disability (Intellectual Developmental Disorder)
  • Formerly known as mental retardation (DSM-IV)
  • Onset during the developmental period that includes
    • criterion A: intellectual and adaptive functioning deficits
    • in conceptual, social and pratical domains
  • Severity (on the basis of adaptive functioning, not IQ scores)
    • mild
    • moderate
    • severe
    • profound
  • IQ scores are correlated with
    • genetic factors
    • school achievement

Please rate topic.

Average 4.0 of 1 Ratings

Thank you for rating! Please vote below and help us build the most advanced adaptive learning platform in medicine

The complexity of this topic is appropriate for?
How important is this topic for board examinations?
How important is this topic for clinical practice?
Topic COMMENTS (3)
Private Note