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Essentials of Psychological Assessment #50: Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

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Publisher Comments:

Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment:
  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting
  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference
Quickly 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.

Book News Annotation:

Coauthored by Alan Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler, the creator of the Wechsler scales, this portable (5.5x8.5") book/CD-ROM resource gives step-by-step guidelines for administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). Callout reference boxes, bulleted points, cautions, and test questions make the book easy to use as a reference and review. A neuro-psychologically based interpretive approach is detailed in an invited chapter. Clinical applications are described for using the test in learning disability assessment, assessing intelligence across the adult life span, and with special groups. About 35 pages of case reports are included. The accompanying CD-ROM contains scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a software program that fully automates the interpretive system. Kaufman is clinical professor of psychology at the Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine. Lichtenberger is a licensed clinical psychologist in California. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment
  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting

  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls

  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Quickly 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.

Synopsis:

The latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales, the WAIS-IV, is the top-selling measure of cognitive ability in adults and is widely used around the world. A revision of its best-selling predecessor Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment, Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment provides practical, step-by-step instruction on accurately and effectively using the WAIS-IV. This is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, and students in clinical and school psychology graduate programs.

About the Author

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 (e.g., KABC-II and KTEA-II), which he co-created with his wife Nadeen, 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 xi

Preface: Dr. Wechsler Remembered xiii

Acknowledgments xxi

One Introduction and Overview 1

Two How to Administer the WAIS-IV 41

Three How to Score the WAIS-IV 85

Four How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations 106

Five How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Step-by-Step 146

Six Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS-IV
and the Use of the WAIS-IV in Learning Disability Assessments 208

Seven Clinical Applications II: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span 245

Eight Clinical Applications III: WAIS-IV Use with Special Groups and Practice Effects in Normal Samples 285

Nine Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS-IV 311

Ten Illustrative Case Reports 329

References 364

Annotated Bibliography 380

About the Authors 382

Index 383

About the CD-ROM 401

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471738466
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Author:
Lichtenberger, Elizabeth O.
Author:
Kaufman, Alan S.
Subject:
Intelligence tests
Subject:
Wechsler adult intelligence scale
Subject:
Assessment, Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Testing & Measurement
Subject:
Assessment
Subject:
Psychology : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
CD
Series:
Essentials of Psychological Assessment
Series Volume:
50
Publication Date:
August 2009
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.50x5.56x1.16 in. 1.19 lbs.

Related Subjects

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  • Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting

  • Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls

  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Quickly 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.

"Synopsis" by , The latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales, the WAIS-IV, is the top-selling measure of cognitive ability in adults and is widely used around the world. A revision of its best-selling predecessor Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment, Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment provides practical, step-by-step instruction on accurately and effectively using the WAIS-IV. This is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, school psychologists, neuropsychologists, and students in clinical and school psychology graduate programs.
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