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Fluid Reasoning (3C)

Fluid reasoning is the ability to reason, form concepts, and solve problems, particularly when confronted with novel tasks or unfamiliar situations. Fluid reasoning involves both inductive and deductive reasoning.
Students with a deficit in fluid reasoning have difficulty understanding relationships between new concepts and information already in memory. They have particular problems with novel situations that require problem solving. Fluid reasoning is important for doing the inductive and deductive reasoning necessary for mathematics and for reading comprehension and writing tasks.

Formal Diagnostics

  • WCJ III, COG
    • Fluid Reasoning Score
  • WCJ III, Achievement
    • Applied Problems
    • Quantitative Concepts
  • WISC-IV
    • Matrix Reasoning
    • Picture Concepts
    • Word Processing
    • Similarities
    • Arithmetic
  • WAIS-III
    • Matrix Reasoning
    • Similarities
  • WIAT-III
    • Mathematical Problem Solving

Intake Questions

  • Does it take you a long time to solve problems even when you know the information?
  • Do you have to reread text or go over and over problems in mathematics before you can understand what is being asked?
  • Is it difficult for you to see relationships between new and old information?
  • Is it hard for you to apply what you have learned to a new problem?
  • What accommodations or strategies have been effective in the past?

Resources

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