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Volume 19, Issue 4 (1990)

Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive Cognitive Processes as a Model for Assessment

pp. 423—442

The aim of this article is to provide a discussion of current intelligence tests in relation to a theory of cognitive processing which we suggest can serve as a model for reconceptualizing cognitive functioning. We provide an analysis of what is measured using the Wechsler, K-ABC, Binet: Four, and McCarthy Scales and reflect on the effectiveness of these tests and suggest that the Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive (PASS) model originally conceived by A. R. Luria, should be used as a broad conceptualization and framework for cognitive processing. In presenting this model, as well as a summary of some relevant research, we hope to initiate a reexamination of the concept of intelligence or ability as it has been represented in past intelligence tests and encourage professionals to consider this alternative view.

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