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Užití Mezinárodní edice Woodcockových-Johnsonových Testů kognitivních schopností v české školní diagnostice

Title in English Use of Woodcock-Johnson International Edition of cognitive abilities tests in Czech school diagnostics


Year of publication 2010
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Československá psychologie : Časopis pro psychologickou teorii a praxi
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Field Psychology
Keywords Woodcock-Johnson tests of cognitive abilities; giftedness; dyslexia; diagnostics
Description The study contains first empirical experience with the diagnostic use of the Czech adaptation of the international method called Woodcock-Johnson International Edition (WJ IE COG, Ruef, Furman, Munoz-Sandoval, 2006). It is a first standardised cognitive battery in the Czech Republic that has adopted Cattel-Horn-Carrol new internationally acknowledged hierarchical model of cognitive abilities. The method was applied to a research sample (N= 118) of extraordinarily gifted individuals with and without dyslexia. The research points out some important findings dealing especially with issues of determining an appropriate criterion to identify giftedness in a group of gifted students and students with dyslexia. It shows that in case of this group of individuals it is impossible to derive the giftedness criterion only from the global IQ but it is necessary to analyse also wider factors of abilities, or also abilities measured by the method themselves. Primary diagnostic attention needs to be paid particularly to the Thinking ability factor (TA) and Verbal ability factor (VA). Performance in the so-called cognitive efficiency factor (CE) may be significantly harmed by a learning disability. Moreover, the study also tries to compare the achieved performance profile in the given method in the examined groups of gifted probands with a performance profile of intellectually gifted students obtained by administering a more extensive American version of the test published recently.
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