Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 31, 2009 - Psychology - 304 pages
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Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment:
  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IV

Coauthored by Alan Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler, the creator of the Wechsler scales, Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale®.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Offering a clinically rich and innovative theory-based interpretive system, as well as a neuro-psychologically based interpretive approach articulated in detail by Dr. George McCloskey in an invited chapter, this book offers state-of-the-art interpretation of the most popular intelligence test for adults. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a user-friendly software program that fully automates the interpretive system, making Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment the best and most authoritative resource of information on this test.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

  

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Contents

DR WECHSLER REMEMBERED
INTRODUCTION
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT
TERMANâ S STANFORDBINET
WORLD WAR I TESTS
WECHSLERâ S CREATIVITY
WAISIV AND ITS PREDECESSORS
WECHSLERBELLEVUE SUBTESTS THAT SURVIVE ON THE WAISIV
LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF WAISIII AND WAISIV FACTOR INDEXES
OVERVIEW OF THE WECHSLER LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH INDEPENDENT SAMPLES
SPEED OR PROBLEM SOLVING
CAN COGNITIVE DECLINE BE SLOWED OR PREDICTED IN ADVANCE?
INDIVIDUALS WITH AUTISTIC DISORDER AND ASPERGERâ S DISORDER
INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED
INDIVIDUALS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY OR BORDERLINE INTELLECTUAL FUNCTIONING
INDIVIDUALS WITH ATTENTIONDEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER

WECHSLERâ S LEGACY
PURPOSES OF ASSESSING ADULTS AND ADOLESCENTS
THEORY AND RESEARCH
STANDARDIZATION AND PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES OF THE WAISIV
COMPREHENSIVE REFERENCES ON TEST
APPROPRIATE TESTING CONDITIONS
RAPPORT WITH EXAMINEE
TESTING INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERATIONS
SUBTESTBYSUBTEST RULES OF ADMINISTRATION
TYPES OF SCORES
HOW THE WAISIV IS SCORED
INTELLIGENT TESTING PHILOSOPHY
TYING TOGETHER THE TENETS OF INTELLIGENT TESTING
QUALITATIVE AND CLINICAL ANALYSES OF THE WAISIV
SUBTESTBYSUBTEST QUALITATIVE AND CLINICAL ANALYSES
WATKINS AND CANIVEZâ S CRITIQUE OF OUR INTERPRETIVE SYSTEM AND ARTICULATION OF A NEW THEORYBASED APPROACH...
FLANAGAN AND KAUFMANâ S 2004 REVISIONS OF TRADITIONAL IPSATIVE ANALYSIS
CONCLUDING COMMENTS
INTRODUCTION TO INTERPRETATION
ANALYZE THE FSIQ AND THE INDEX PROFILE
TWO PATHS OF INTERPRETATION
ANALYZE PLANNED CLINICAL COMPARISONS WHEN THE REQUISITE WAISIV SUBTESTS ARE ADMINISTERED
INTRODUCTION
LEVELS OF INTERPRETATION
NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF WAISIV PERFORMANCE
WHAT DO THE VERBAL COMPREHENSION SUBTESTS MEASURE?
WHAT DO THE PERCEPTUAL REASONING SUBTESTS MEASURE?
WHAT DO THE WORKING MEMORY SUBTESTS MEASURE?
WHAT DO THE PROCESSING SPEED SUBTESTS MEASURE?
LEARNING DISABILITY ASSESSMENT AND THE WAISIV
CONSTRAINTS ON LEARNING AND PRODUCTION
CONCEPTIONS OF LEARNING DISABILITY
ABILITY AND ACHIEVEMENT DEFICIT MODEL OF LEARNING DISABILITY
REPORTING WAISIV RESULTS IN AN INTEGRATED REPORT FORMAT
DO COGNITIVE ABILITIES DECLINE WITH ADVANCING AGE? A CROSSSECTIONAL APPROACH
DOES IQ DECLINE WITH ADVANCING AGE? A LONGITUDINAL APPROACH
TWO GROUNDBREAKING LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF IQ AND AGING
LONGITUDINAL INVESTIGATIONS OF WECHSLERâ S SCALES USING INDEPENDENT SAMPLES
INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES IN READING OR MATHEMATICS
INDIVIDUALS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
INDIVIDUALS WITH MAJOR DEPRESSION
INDIVIDUALS WITH PROBABLE ALZHEIMERâ STYPE DEMENTIA AND MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT
COMPARISON OF THE VERBAL COMPREHENSION INDEX AND THE PERCEPTUAL REASONING INDEX FOR THE CLINICAL SAMPLES
COMPARISONS INVOLVING THE FSIQ GAI AND CPI FOR THE CLINICAL SAMPLES
COMPARISON OF THE WORKING MEMORY INDEX AND THE PROCESSING SPEED INDEX FOR THE CLINICAL SAMPLES
CLINICAL SAMPLES WITH RELATIVELY LOW SCORES ON THE PROCESSING SPEED INDEX
UTILITY OF THE PROCESS APPROACH
CLINICAL SAMPLES WITH NOTABLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SCALED SCORES ON DIGITS FORWARD AND DIGITS BACKWARD
INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE WAISIV PROFILES OF SELECT CLINICAL SAMPLES
INTERPRETATION OF GAIN SCORES FOR NORMAL SAMPLES
STRENGTHS OF THE WAISIV
WEAKNESSES OF THE WAISIV
FINAL COMMENT
LAURA O AGE 17 IMPAIRED SOCIAL SKILLS POOR MOTIVATION AND WEAK ATTENTION ABILITIES
JIM W AGE 64 POSSIBLE DEMENTIA
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About the author (2009)

Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist residing in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthored several Essentials books, including Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (with Nancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and Alan Kaufman). She and Alan Kaufman are coauthors of Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, now in its Third Edition.

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, a leading expert on intelligence testing, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. His books, tests, and intelligent testing approach have had worldwide impact on clinical assessment. Dr. Kaufman's approach to test interpretation and his tests (e.g., KABC-II and KTEA-II), which he co-created with his wife Nadeen, reflect an integration of psychometric, theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are the Series Editors of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series.

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