Date of Graduation

Summer 2016

Degree

Master of Science in Psychology

Department

Psychology

Committee Chair

David Lutz

Keywords

WISC-V, coding, processing speed, Processing Speed Index, Beery VMI, visuo-constructive ability

Subject Categories

Psychology

Abstract

This study was conducted in order to explore the relationship between visuo-motor integration and processing speed; specifically, whether the WISC-V Coding B subtest is a better measure of visuo-motor ability. Visuo-motor ability and processing speed were assessed in a small, clinical sample (N = 13) of children and adolescents (ages 8-16 years). Results of correlation analyses indicated no significant relationship between visuo-constructive ability and processing speed, as measured by the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI) and the Coding subtest of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children- Fifth Edition (WISC-V). Results of one correlational analysis revealed that the Beery VMI was positively associated with the Full Scale IQ. Results of the qualitative analysis indicated a possible relationship between performances on the Coding subtest and Beery VMI within the low functioning group of subjects. Limitations of the study, particularly the small sample size and clinical nature of the sample, were discussed along with suggestions for further research.

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© Kayla Marie LeJeune

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