Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III

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Wiley, Aug 23, 1994 - Medical - 458 pages
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Alan S. Kaufman has been on the cutting edge of intelligence testing for more than twenty-five years. Not least among his many important contributions to the field during that time has been his groundbreaking Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R, the book that taught an entire generation of psychologists and educators internationally how to interpret and make intelligent use of Wechsler's intelligence scales. Now from the man whose name has become synonymous worldwide with the intelligent use of intelligence testing, here is the definitive guide to Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III. Revised and updated to reflect not only crucial changes to the WISC-R, but also the latest research findings on intelligence testing and its real-world applications, this book provides examiners with a rational, step-by-step approach to organizing and making sense of the barrage of numbers derived from the WISC-III's many subtests and factor indexes. Key features include a new, seven-step interpretive approach; in-depth coverage of the new Processing Speed factor, the modified Freedom from Distractibility factor, and the new Symbol Search subtest; ten new case reports that illustrate the approach explicated in the book; detailed guidance on translating test scores into specific clinical and educational intervention strategies; a new statistical technique for interpreting relative strengths and weaknesses on separate subtests; integrating profiles of scores on the WISC-III with those yielded by seven other major multiscore batteries: Das-Naglieri, DAS, Detroit-3, K-ABC, Stanford-Binet, KAIT, and Woodcock-Johnson-Revised; in-depth examinations of relevant applications of Horn-Catell fluid-crystallized andHorn-revised theories of intelligence; and complete numerical charts, tables, and other statistical aids. The definitive guide to interpreting the most widely used child intelligence test in the world, Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III is an indispensable tool for clinical child psychologists, educational and school psychologists, developmental psychologists, and all specialists who work with children.

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About the author (1994)

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale University School of Medicine, Child Study Center. Kaufman earned an AB degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965; an MA in Educational Psychology from Columbia University in 1967; and a PhD from Columbia University in 1970 (under Robert L. Thorndike in Psychology: Measurement, Research, and Evaluation). While Assistant Director at The Psychological Corporation from 1968 to 1974, Kaufman worked closely with David Wechsler on the revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) and supervised the standardization of the revised version-the WISC-R. He also collaborated with Dorothea Mc- Carthy in the development and standardization of the McCarthy Scales of Children's Abilities. From the mid-1970s to the present, Kaufman has held several university positions prior to his current professorship at Yale, most notably at the University of Georgia (1974-1979) and the University of Alabama (1984-1995). Kaufman's texts, including Intelligent Testing With the WISC-R (1979), Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence (1990), and Intelligent Testing With the WISC-III (1994), have been widely used for the interpretation of Wechsler's scales for children, adolescents, and adults. In 2009 he coauthored Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment (with Liz Lichtenberger) and the second edition of Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment (with Dawn Flanagan). Kaufman's tests, developed with his wife Nadeen-most notably the 1983 Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) and its 2004 revision (KABC-II)- have been widely used throughout the world to measure children's intelligence. Kaufman is a Fellow of four divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA) and of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) and is a recipient of the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Award for Excellence (1989) and the Mid- South Educational Research Association Outstanding Research Award (1988 and 1993). In 1997, he received the APA's prestigious Senior Scientist Award from Division 16 (School Psychology), and in 2005 he delivered the Legends in School Psychology Annual Address to the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

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