Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests

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Wiley, Apr 20, 2007 - Education - 304 pages
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret various brief intelligence tests

Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests efficiently presents, in the popular Essentials format, concise information on the range of brief intelligence tests that are used most often in school and clinical practices and provides an overview and definition of brief intelligence testing as well as its uses and limitations. Sample evaluations using brief intelligence tests are also included.

This compact and easy-to-use book includes coverage of:

  • The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition (KBIT-2)
  • Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST)
  • Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI)
  • Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT)

As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests includes vital, yet succinct, information on the four most commonly used brief intelligence tests and equips clinicians including school psychologists, clinical psychologists, and learning specialists with the knowledge and skills to make optimal use of these important tests.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5) Assessment
Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment
Essentials of WIAT®-II and KTEA-II Assessment
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment
Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment
Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
Essentials of KABC-II Assessment
Essentials of NEPSY® Assessment
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of WMS®-III Assessment

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About the author (2007)

Susan Homack, PhD, earned her Doctoral Degree from Texas A&M University in 2005 with a major in School Psychology and minor in Pediatric Neuropsychology. She served an internship with an emphasis in pediatric neuropsychology within the Department of Behavioral Medicine at Miami Children's Hospital working primarily with children with intractable epilepsy and brain cancer. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at North Shore Children's Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. Dr. Womack currently holds a position in neuropsychology services at Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas, Texas, where she conducts evaluations on children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and provides cognitive rehabilitation services to children with Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Homack's primary research interests include psychological assessment, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and Traumatic Brain Injury. She has published manuscripts in a variety of journals in the field including Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, Journal of Attention Disorders, and Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, in addition to making frequent presentations at various state and national conferences.

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, earned his Doctoral Degree from the University of Georgia in 1978 under the tutelage of Alan Kaufman, with a major in School Psychology and minors in Statistics and in Clinical Neuropsychology. Prior to joining the Texas A&M University faculty in 1981, Dr. Reynolds was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he served as Associate Director and Acting Director of the Buros Institute of Mental Measurement, after writing the grants and proposals to move the Institute to Nebraska following the death of its founder, Oscar Buros. He is the author of more than 300 scholarly publications and author or editor of more than 40 books including The Clinician's Guide to the BASC, Clinical Applications of Continuous Performance Tests, The Handbook of School Psychology, and the Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology. He is he author of several widely used tests of personality and behavior including the Behavior Assessment System for Children and the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale. He is also senior author of the Test of Memory and Learning, the Clinical Assessment Scales for the Elderly, and coauthor of several computerized test interpretation systems. He is senior auhtor of the Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales (RIAS). He maintained a clinical practice treating trauma victims and individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury for 25 years before retiring from clinical work at the end of 2003.
Dr. Reynolds holds a diplomate in Clinical Neuropsychology from the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, of which he is also a past president, and was a diplomate in School Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, prior to retiring his diplomate in 2004. He is a past president of the National Academy of Neuropsychology and APA Divisions 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, and Statistics), 40 (Clinical Neuropsychology), and 16 (School Psychology). He served as Editor of Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology (1990-2002), the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, and serves on the editorial boards of 11 other journals. He is the current Editor of Applied Neuropsychology and Associate Editor of School Psychology Quarterly. Dr. Reynolds has received multiple national awards recognizing him for excellence in research including the Lightner Witmer Award and early career awards from APA Divisions 5 and 15. He is a corecipient of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Robert Chin Award. In 1999, Dr. Reynolds received the Senior Scientist Award from APA Division 16 (School Psychology). In 2000, he received the National Academy of Neuropsychology's Distinguished Neurophysiologist Award, the Academy's highest award for research accomplishments. He received the NASP 2003 Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuropsychology. His service to the profession and to society has been recognized as well through the President's gold Medal for Service to the National Academy of Neuropsychology as well as the Academy's Distinguished Service Award, and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington's 50th  Anniversary Razor Walker Award for Service to the Youth of North Carolina. he is currently a Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar at Texas A7M University.

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