Binet-Simon Scale

Binet-Simon Scale was originally developed by Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon in 1905 and was revised in 1908 and 1911. This assessment was initially devised to determine whether children were intellectually disabled as a means for them to be given special education. The children’s performance regarding abstract reasoning, vocabulary, and memory were evaluated. The scores would then determine if they were mentally average, advanced, or retarded. Binet and Simon asserted that children had a unique kind of intelligence as compared to adults and that their cognitive abilities corresponded with their respective developmental ages. The scale was then later developed into a measure of intelligence for children ages 3 to 12. It was one of the first intelligence tests which serves as a basis for modern scales such as the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales.

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