Case Study: Jackie

Case Study: Jackie

Jackie is a 10-year-old Caucasian female who was referred for an evaluation because of academic problems. She is currently in the fifth grade. According to her mother,

Jackie has attended the same school since initial enrollment in school, including pre-kindergarten. She has an excellent attendance record, is extremely well-behaved

in school, and has an exemplary conduct record in the past. Regarding her academic performance, Jackie is currently experiencing many academic difficulties and has had

many academic difficulties in the past. Most recent standardized achievement test results show that she scored below average in Reading, Math, and Language.
Jackie arrived on time for the assessment and was accompanied by her mother. Jackie appeared alert and highly motivated, and appeared to put her best effort

into the testing process.

FSIQ and Index Scores    Composite Score    Percentile    Descriptive Classification
Verbal Comprehension (VCI)    104    61
Perceptual Reasoning Index (PRI)    102    55
Working Memory Index (WMI)    86    18
Processing Speed Index (PSI)    91    27
Full Scale IQ (FSIQ)    97    42
Subtest Scores    Scaled Score    Percentile    Descriptive Classification
Verbal Comprehension Subtests
Similarities     11    63
Vocabulary     11    63
Comprehension    11    63
Information     10    50
Word Reasoning    10    50
Perceptual Reasoning Subtests
Block Design     9    37
Picture Concepts     10    50
Matrix Reasoning     13    84
Picture Completion     10    50
Working Memory Subtests
Digit Span     8    25
Letter–Number Sequencing     7    16
Arithmetic     10    50
Processing Speed Subtests
Coding     8    25
Symbol Search     9    37
Cancellation     8    25

1.    Identify the descriptive classifications of the FSIQ, Index scores, and subtest scaled scores.
2.    Interpret Jackie’s Index composite scores and describe what each Index measures. Use the following interpretation of the FSIQ as the format for your answers.

The Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) is an estimate of global intellectual functioning. Jackie’s FSIQ is 97, which is within the average range of intellectual functioning. She

scored at the 42nd percentile, which means that her score is equal to or exceeds approximately 42% of the national comparison group.

•    Verbal Comprehension Index
•    Perceptual Reasoning Index
•    Working Memory Index
•    Processing Speed Index

3.    Based on her subtest scores, how would you describe any relative subtest strengths and weaknesses Jackie may have?


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