Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A DiTomasso, PhD, ABPP
This study explored the equivalence of the digital and paper-based version of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th Edition (WISC-V) with deaf and hard-ofhearing children. There are a number of psychological tests being administered using both paper and digital formats. There is currently no literature on the validity of using these new digital tests with deaf and hard-of-hearing children. This study used a repeated measures design in which deaf and hard-of-hearing participants took the Figure Weights and Matrix Reasoning subtests of the WISC-V in counterbalanced order. The study found no format effect for the Figure Weights subtest with this population. However, a small format effect was found with this population on the Matrix Reasoning subtest. This study found that there are some differences of performance within this population when administering the WISC-V using different formats. Additional research is needed to confirm the findings of this study and expand to include additional subtests as well as additional IQ tests.
Reimer, Kenneth, "The Equivalency of Digital and Paper-based Administration of the Wechsler Intellegence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition with Deaf and Hard-of-hearing Students" (2020). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 537.