I'm currently in my final internship as a grad student (graduated in May, then continued onto a 10-week medical internship...my program has a cruel set-up) and am working on a final project of sorts for my placement. I've finally settled on doing something with the WAB as it was newly acquired by this rehab center and no one has given it yet. I've already made a lovely chart/guide of sorts to all the subtests, its strengths/weaknesses, etc and some flipbook guides to all the materials/directions needed...but I'm looking for more content. Having never given the WAB to a patient before, I wanted to check in with this lovely community: is it an assessment tool you use frequently? Has any research enforced your decision to use it? Any clients you've found it especially good for?
I know these are kind of general questions. It's a completely self-directed project, so it's just kind of what I want to put together. Right now I'm envisioning compiling materials that could be used if patients exhibit deficits in the different subtest areas along with research articles. But...well...I feel a bit silly putting together a manual on something I've never really used. I might have the chance to try it out right before I leave...but for now...I'm asking for any thoughts on the WAB you might have. Even if it's just "I don't like it; Give me the BDAE any day", I'd appreciate it. Just want to have information that the SLPs who will hopefully giving it soon will be able to use.
Thanks in advance for any input!
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