Essentials of Processing Assessment

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-16
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Fully updated and revised step-by-step guidance with the latest research findings and tests for organizing processing assessments, selecting appropriate instruments, interpreting results, and identifying processing deficits

Now in its second edition, Essentials of Processing Assessment provides critical information about this important aspect of cognitive functioning. This practical resource provides students and practitioners with the tools they need to accurately and efficiently assess an individual's ability to process information.

As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself" questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Updated throughout, including four new chapters and a new companion CD-ROM including all worksheets and testing charts, Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition outlines a cross-battery approach to selecting appropriate assessment measures and reviews key instruments. Packed with indispensable guidelines on organizing a processing assessment and interpreting results, the Second Edition offers the best one-stop source of information for students and practitioners to identify processing strengths and weaknesses and plan appropriate interventions.

Author Biography

MILTON J. DEHN, EdD, NCSP, is the cofounder and Program Director of Schoolhouse Tutoring, an agency that provides assessment, tutoring, and instructional support for students of all ages and abilities. Formerly a practicing school psychologist, associate professor, and director of a graduate training program in school psychology, he is the author of four books including Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention; Long-Term Memory Problems in Children and Adolescents; and Helping Students Remember: Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory. In addition, he is the author of a psychological test, the Children's Psychological Processes Scale (CPSS), an online teacher-rating scale designed to identify children with psychological processing deficits.

Table of Contents

Series Preface


Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2 Psychological Processes and Learning

Chapter 3 The Neuroanatomy of Psychological Processes

Chapter 4 Strategies for Assessing Processing

Chapter 5 Assessing Processing with Cognitive Scales

Chapter 6 Assessing Memory

Chapter 7 The Children’s Psychological Processes Scale (CPPS)

Chapter 8 Using Scales Designed to Assess Processing

Chapter 9 Analyzing Test Results and Determining SLD

Chapter 10 A Review of Evidence-Based Interventions for Processing Deficits

Chapter 11 Illustrative Case Study



About the Author

About the CD

Note: All Appendixes are on the CD.

Appendix A Selective Testing Tables for Processing and Memory

Appendix B Batteries, Composites, and Subtests that Measures Specific Processes

Appendix C Interview Items

Appendix D Observations Items

Appendix E Processing and Memory Assessment Forms

Appendix F Children’s Psychological Processes Scale

Appendix G Psychological Processing Analyzer

Appendix H Statistical Tables

Appendix I Processing Assessment Report Template

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