MOH Organizes Second Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scale Workshop
MOH Organizes Second Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scale Workshop26/3/2018
With the aim of completing the training on the Stanford-Binet Scale of Intelligence as one of the important standards in the health institutions of the Ministry of Health and other concerned institutions, the second training workshop on the Fifth Edition of the Stanford-Binet Scale of Intelligence (SB5) started today (Monday) at Majan Hotel Continental. The workshop, that is organized by the Directorate General of Primary Health Care represented by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Disability, was attended by Dr. Ahmed Mohammed Al Qasimi, Director General of Planning and Studies.
The workshop is run by trainers from the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) where in a number of psychologists from different public establishments from the MOH, Sultan Qaboos University hospital (SQUH), Ministry of Social Development, and Ministry of Education participated.
The four-day course aims at training specialized medical staff in basic skills in the application of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale in the fifth version, training them in the correction method, extracting the verbal, nonverbal and macro intelligence, and writing the comprehensive psychological report based on the measurement results, by specialized doctors.
This is positively reflected on proper diagnosis by specialist physicians as well as building a base of Omani master trainers capable of training others in the future. it further encourages decentralization to provide service in the provinces which contributes to reducing the burden of both Al-Massarah Hospital and Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, as well as reducing the length of the waiting list for taking the appointment.
Dr. Amira Al Raaidan, Head of Mental Health Department at MOH stated that the importance of this course lies mainly in the formation of an Omani national team trained and able to perform tests in a professional and high quality, allowing for proper diagnosis at the lowest possible cost in the future”.
It is worth to mention that the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale is the fifth version of the standard test that uses individuals to measure their cognitive abilities and their intelligence from the age of two to 85 years and above, and the well-known use of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale. The diagnosis includes various cases of cognitive retardation in young children, mental retardation, learning difficulties, mental aptitude, and previous versions have been used in clinical assessment, cognitive capacity research, and early childhood education.
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale is one of the most widely used and widely used intelligence tests. The task of a clinical psychologist was not until recently to be known as the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale.
Within their stay in the Sultanate, the trainers from the National Guard Hospital in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited Al-Massarah Mental Hospital in order to identify psychological counseling services and standards used in the psychological and behavioral evaluation of the psychology department, and exchange experiences in future training fields.