Help with Understanding WJ III Cog and Wiat Ach Results
Joined: Dec 22, 2012
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at 3:05:18 PM
Subject: Help with Understanding WJ III Cog and Wiat Ach Results
I'm confused with my daughter 8 y/o in second grade scores. She was referred for testing because she is supposedly reading at a 4th grade level but spelling at first grade level. She is a site reader and has trouble sounding out words and figuring out how many syllables are in a word. Her writing is terrible. She also can't memorize basic math facts but seems to understand above grade level concepts.
The psych. basicly told me to forget about phonics because of her auditory processing issues. She concluded that she "was at risk for emergence of a learning disorder and should receive writing intervention since her writing responses will not serve as an adequate reflection of her level of learning or understanding of concepts but will merely reflect her difficulties organizing her thoughts and communicating when writing."
She did note that her written expression score was inflated because she got perfect scores on the mechanical aspect of the test...using capital letter at beginning of sentences and punctuation. She also only spelled words correctly that were already provided on the page which also inflated the score. Otherwise her sentences were all awkward and/or illogical.
I know that scatter of scores is indicative of problems but I am not sure what constitutes something meaningful in that area. The pysch. did note that there was a large discrepency within the processing speed cluster subtest with a 77 (Low) in visual matching (of numbers) and 116 (high average)decision speed(uses pictures)but didn't have an explanation as to why this may be.
Global Intellectual Aptitude 96
Processing Speed 94
Verbal Comprehension 112
Listening Comprehension 115
Oral Expression 113
Total Reading 102
Written Expression 91
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Joined Sep 28, 2011
Posted:Dec 23, 2012 8:11:20 AM
Hi Vickiinmd and welcome to the forum,
I've just been considering your post and test scores?
But perhaps you could consider the situation if their a fluent connection one way, but not the opposite way?
I would particularly note your daughter's strong Rapid Picture Naming score, which uses visual to auditory connection. Which would relate to her supposedly 4th grade reading level.
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