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  • Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
    Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
  • Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment
    Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment


The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach-also referred to as the XBA approach-is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Author Biography

DAWN P. FLANAGAN, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine.

SAMUEL O. ORTIZ, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, NY.

VINCENT C. ALFONSO, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, New York, New York.

Table of Contents

Series Preface


Chapter 1 Overview

Chapter 2 How to Organize a Cross-Battery Assessment Using Cognitive, Achievement and Neuropsychological Batteries

Chapter 3 How to Interpret Test Data

Chapter 4 Cross-Battery Assessment for SLD Identification: The Double-Deficit/Consistency Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses within the Context of an Operational Definition

Chapter 5 Cross-Battery Evaluation with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations

Chapter 6 Strengths and Weaknesses of the Cross-Battery Assessment Approach

Chapter 7 Cross-Battery Assessment Case Report by Gail Cheramie

Appendix A CHC Narrow Ability Definitions and Task Examples

Appendix B CHC Broad and Narrow Ability Classification Tables For Tests Published Between 2001-2012

Appendix C Descriptions of Cognitive, Achievement, and Neuropsychological Subtests by CHC Domain

Appendix D Critical Values for Statistical Significance and Base Rate for Composites on Comprehensive Cognitive and Achievement Batteries

Appendix E Variation in Task Characteristics of Cognitive and Neuropsychological Batteries by Marlene Sotelo-Dynega and Tara Cuskley

Appendix F Variation in Task Characteristics of Reading Comprehension Tests by Jennifer Mascolo

Appendix G Neuropsychological Domain Classifications of Cognitive and Neuropsychological Batteries

Appendix G1 Executive Function Domain Classifications of Cognitive and Neuropsychological Batteries by Shauna Dixon

Appendix H Understanding and Using the PSW-A v1.0 Excel Program Tab-by-Tab

Appendix I Battery Specific Culture Language Matrices

Appendix J Cross-Battery Assessment Case Reports by Jim Hanson, John Garruto, and Karen Apgar

Appendix K The Eugene, Oregon, School District Integrated Model

Appendix L A Summary of the Expert Consensus Procedure for determining CHC Broad and Narrow Ability Classifications for Subtests

Appendix M Criteria Used in DMIA v2.0 for Follow-up on a Two-Subtest Composite When Subtests Have a Mean of 100 and SD of 15 or a Mean of 50 and SD of 10

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About the CD-ROM

The CD-ROM contains the full version of Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E, Appendix F, Appendix G, and Appendix G1; three Excel sheets that analyze data (Cross-Battery Assessment Data Management and Interpretive Assistant, Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Analyzer, and Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix; and a worksheet (Evaluation and Consideration of Exclusionary Factors for SLD Identification).

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