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the block design test is a subtest of perceptual reasoning index of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale IV. The block design test measures spatial perception, visual abstract processing, and problem solving.
Definition contributed by DLau about eight years ago
Member of collection: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV)
Descendant of: Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale - Revised
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Improvement in WAIS block design performance as a function of recovery from alcoholism.
Mc Lachlan JF, Levinson T
(J Clin Psychol)
1974 Jan
Citation added by CTorgerson about five years ago
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Behavioral observations during performance of the WAIS Block Design Test related to abnormalities of regional cerebral blood flow in organic dementia.
Johanson AM, Gustafson L, Risberg J
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology (J Clin Exp Neuropsychol)
1986 Jun
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