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

Introduction and Overview
1
How the Administer the WAISIV
41
How to Score WAISIV
85
How to Interpret WAISIV Conceptual and Clinical Foundations
106
How to Interpret WAISIV StepbyStep
146
Clinical Applications I A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAISIV in Learning Disability Assessments
208
Clinical Applications II Age and Intelligence Across the Adult Life Span
245
Clinical Applications III WAISIV Use with Special Groups and Practice Effects in Normal Samples
285
Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAISIV
311
Illustrative Case Reports
329
References
364
Annotated Bibliography
380
About the Authors
382
Index
383
About the CDROM
401
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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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