Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/4/2012
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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 referenceQuickly 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.

Author Biography

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—such as KABC-II and KTEA-II, which he co-created with Nadeen Kaufman—reflect an integration of psychometric, theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are the Series Editors of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series.

Table of Contents

Series Preface

Preface to the Second Edition

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2: How to Administer the WAIS-IV

Chapter 3: How to Score the WAIS-IV

Chapter 4: How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations

Chapter 5: How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Step-by-Step

Chapter 6: Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS-IV and the Use of the WAIS-IV in Learning Disability Assessments
George McCloskey, PhD, Emily S. Hartz, EdS, and Katherine Scipioni, MA

Chapter 7: Clinical Applications II: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span

Chapter 8: Clinical Applications III: WAIS-IV Use with Special Groups, Practice Effects, and Gender Differences

Chapter 9: Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS-IV
Ron Dumont and John O. Willis

Chapter 10: Illustrative Case Reports

Chapter 11: The Initial Digital Adaptation of the WAIS-IV
Tommie G. Cayton, Dustin Wahlstrom, Mark H. Daniel


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