Animal Naming (Category Verbal Fluency)

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children IV (WISC IV)
July 21, 2016
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Animal Naming (Category Verbal Fluency)

This section is devoted to helping psychologists find appropriate norms for their South African clients and is for subscribers only.  The norms themselves are not posted on the website, but psychologists are guided in how they can source the norms.  Please note:  Psychologists need to determine for themselves the appropriateness of the norms for their clients.  Contact sharon@neuropsychologysa.co.za if you have/know of norms to contribute to this section.  

Test: Animal Naming (Category Fluency).

Administration: Xhosa-speaking examinees are instructed to name as many animals as possible in Xhosa in one minute.  Scoring is one point per animal named in a minute.  Repetitions (saying an animal more than once) and intrusions (naming something that is not an animal) needs to be noted but do not score points.  Administration details and more information about this test can be found in texts such as, “A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests – Administration, Norms, and Commentary” by Strauss, Sherman & Spreen and “Neuropsychological Assessment” by Lezak.

Norms available for: Xhosa-speaking adults aged 19-34 years, with at least 7 years of disadvantaged quality of education.

Reference: Moshani, N. (2009). The Exploration of Neuropsychological Disorders in HAART-Naive young adults in South Africa. Cape Town, South Africa. Retrieved September 29, 2016