Contemporary Intellectual Assessment, Fourth Edition: Theories, Tests, and Issues

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Dawn P. Flanagan, Erin M. McDonough
Guilford Publications, Sep 17, 2018 - Education - 1130 pages
This leading practitioner reference and text--now in a revised and expanded fourth edition--provides the knowledge needed to use state-of-the-art cognitive tests with individuals of all ages, from preschoolers to adults. The volume examines major theories and tests of intelligence (in chapters written by the theorists and test developers themselves) and presents research-based approaches to test interpretation. Contributors address critical issues in evaluating culturally and linguistically diverse students, gifted students, and those with intellectual disability, sensory–motor impairments, traumatic brain injuries, and learning difficulties and disabilities. The fourth edition highlights the use of cognitive test results in planning school-based interventions.

New to This Edition
*Complete coverage of new or updated tests: WPPSI-IV, WISC-V, WISC-V Integrated, WJ IV, ECAD, CAS2, RIAS-2, KABC-II Normative Update, and UNIT2.
*Chapters on cutting-edge approaches to identifying specific learning disabilities and reading disorders.
*Chapters on brain imaging, neuropsychological intervention in schools, adult intellectual development, and DSM-5 criteria for learning disorders.
*Updated chapters on theories of intelligence, their research base, and their clinical utility in guiding cognitive and neuropsychological assessment practice. 

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Part II Contemporary Theoretical Perspectives
Part III Contemporary Intelligence Cognitive and Neuropsychological Batteries and Associated Achievement Tests
Part IV Relevance of Tests of Intelligence Cognitive Abilities and Neuropsychological Processes in Understanding Individual Differences
Part V Linking Assessment Data to intervention
Part VI Contemporary and Emerging Issues in Intellectual Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2018)

Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Jamaica, New York, and Affiliate Clinical Professor at Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. She serves as an expert witness, learning disability consultant, and test/measurement consultant and trainer for organizations nationally and internationally. Dr. Flanagan is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Specialties. She received the inaugural Contributions to Practice Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the APA. She has published extensively on cognitive assessment, specific learning disabilities, and psychometric theories of the structure of cognitive abilities. Dr. Flanagan is also an author of the Cross-Battery Assessment Software System (X-BASS).

Erin M. McDonough, PhD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the School Psychology Program of the Graduate School for Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and serves as Director of the Rutgers School Psychology Internship Consortium. Dr. McDonough is also the founder and Director of Psychological Diagnostic Evaluations of New York, where she see clients and supervises psychologists and interns. Dr. McDonough publishes on issues related to psychological assessment of students with learning disabilities, and lectures and conducts workshops in this area at the state, regional, and national levels.

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