Synopses & Reviews
Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting.
Expert advice on avoiding common pitfall.s.
Conveniently formatted for rapid reference.
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS-III.
The latest version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, WAIS-III, which includes several significant modifications and structural changes, three new subsets, and a variety of optional procedures, is a more sophisticated and complex instrument than its predecessors. Professionals who wish to use it properly need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to properly administer, score, and interpret the updated test. Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who worked closely with David Wechsler on the WISC-R, Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment is that source.
Like all the volumes in the new Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the 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 to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
The initial chapters of Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment provide step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the chapters following, the authors provide their expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, exciting new research data on aging and IQ, and several illuminating case reports.
"A tremendous amount of information packed into this little book. It more than delivers what it promises." (Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, January 2003)
A new version of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III, the most widely-used and well-known adult intelligence test, was published in late 1997, creating a need for a reference book on administering, interpreting, and reporting on the updated test. This book, the first guide to the updated WAIS-III, provides mental health professionals state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidance in a clear and accessible format.
The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-III (WAIS-III) is a widely-used adult intelligence test. A new version of the WAIS-III was published in late 1997. This book is a guide on administering, interpreting, and reporting on the updated test.
About the Author
ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut.
ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Overview
Chapter 2. How To Administer the WAIS-III
Chapter 3. How to Score the WAIS-III
Chapter 4. How To Interpret the WAIS-III
Chapter 5. Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS-III
Chapter 6. Clinical Applications of the WAIS-III
Chapter 7. Illustrative Case Reports