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5 or more

All subtests must be above the mean.

At least 2 or 3 subtests must be above the mean, and only one subtest may be equivalent to the mean.

At least 4 subtests must be above the mean, and only one subtest may be equal to the mean or less than the mean.

All subtests must be below the mean.

At least 2 or 3 subtests must be below the mean, and only one subtest may be equivalent to the mean.

At least 4 subtests must be below the mean, and only one subtest may be equal to the mean or greater than the mean.

TABLE 13.11 Unique abilities associated with each KAIT subtest

Subtest

Unique Abilities

Crystallized

Definitions

Auditory Comprehension Double Meanings Famous Faces

Fluid

Rebus Learning Logical Steps Mystery Codes Memory for Block Designs

Inferring semantic part-whole relationships; visual closure Auditory sequencing; listening comprehension Semantic flexibility Range of general factual knowledge

Paired associate learning; visual sequencing Syllogistic reasoning; facility with numbers Planning speed Nonverbal concept formation hold up with the help of supporting data from the WAIS-III, behavioral observations, and background information.

One of Dafne's relative weaknesses on the KAIT was found on the Definitions subtest. Her pattern of scores did not uncover many shared abilities among subtests. In fact the only one that we found was that her outside reading may have affected her performance on this subtest. However, this lack of shared abilities seemed mainly to be due to her strong performance on Double Meanings, which, although a Crystallized subtest, also has a loading on the Fluid factor (see Table 13.1). Thus, her strong fluid reasoning skills likely helped her on Double Meanings, but her relatively low level of educational attainment may have negatively influenced her performance on Definitions. To determine whether this is a plausible interpretation of the dissociation within her Crystallized scale, we can turn to her

CHAPTER 13 KAUFMAN ADOLESCENT AND ADULT INTELLIGENCE TEST (KAIT) TABLE 13.12 Dafne M.'s WAIS-III Profile

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