Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment

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R. Steve McCallum
Springer, Feb 21, 2017 - Psychology - 320 pages

The second edition of this comprehensive volume presents methods for nonverbal assessment of diverse individuals, such as persons with speech or hearing deficits, limited English skills, or emotional problems. Chapters provide a contemporary context for nonverbal evaluations, accompanied by descriptions of best practices in detecting bias in cognitive tests, multicultural assessment, cross-battery assessment of nonverbal cognitive ability, and psychological and physiological influences on assessment. The book discusses nonverbal assessment of cognition and intelligence as well as related domains, such as academic skills, neurocognitive functioning, personality, and behavior issues. Guidelines for using common nonverbal assessment tools and strategies feature the most up-to-date information on administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and strengths and limitations. Best practices for testing diverse children and adults and using reliable, valid, and fair assessment instruments are emphasized throughout the book.

Featured instruments in the Handbook include:

  • The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test, Second Edition (UNIT2).
  • The newest version of the Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-3).
  • The Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV).
  • The Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Second Edition (CTONI-2).
  • The Test of Nonverbal Intelligence.
  • The General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA).

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment is a must-have resource for researchers and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, speech and language pathology, educational technology, social work, and related disciplines as well as clinicians, professionals, and in-service educators of diverse students.


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1 Context for Nonverbal Assessment of Intelligence and Related Abilities
2 Best Practices in Detecting Bias in Cognitive Tests
3 Best Practices in Multicultural Assessment of Cognition
4 Best Practices in Assessing Those Who Are Deaf or HardofHearing
5 Best Practices in CrossBattery Assessment of Nonverbal Cognitive Ability
6 Psychological and Physiological Influences on Multicultural and Nonverbal Assessment
Selected Nonverbal Cognitive Tests
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A LanguageFree Measure of Cognitive Ability
12 The General Ability Measure for Adults
The Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scales and the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence TestGroup Abilities Test
Nonverbal Assessment of Related Abilities
14 Nonverbal Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology
15 The Nonverbal Assessment of Academic Skills
16 Functional Behavioral Assessment of Nonverbal Behavior
17 Nonverbal Neuropsychological Assessment

Nonverbal Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment
9 Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability
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About the author (2017)

R. Steve McCallum, Ph.D., is Professor of School Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee. Before coming to the University, Dr. McCallum worked for 4 years as a practicing school psychologist. During his 28 years at the University, Dr. McCallum served both as Program Coordinator for the School Psychology Program (3 years) and Department Head (22 years). He contributes to the assessment field as an author or co-author of numerous scholarly works, including books, book chapters, journal articles, tests, and national and international conference presentations (e.g., Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT), published by Riverside Publishing Company; a software interpretive program for the UNIT called UNIT Compuscore; Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment, published by John Wiley & Sons; the Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment, published by Kluwer Academic; Plenum Publishers; the Handbook of Reading Assessment, published by Allyn & Bacon/Pearson; the Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scales (UMAS), published by PRO ED). Finally, he is co-founder and contributing editor of the Journal of Psychoeducatonal Assessment. For his contributions to the profession, Dr. McCallum was elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association in 1992.

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