Clinical Interpretation of the Wais-III and Wms-III

Clinical Interpretation of the Wais-III and Wms-III

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This guide to the WAIS-III and WMS-III tests is written to help clinical practitioners achieve efficient and accurate interpretations of test results. The only interpretive guide to be based on data obtained while standardizing the tests, this reference source provides new models for interpreting results, as well as practical information on the diagnostic validity, demographically corrected norms, and accuracy of the tests in measuring intelligence and memory. The focus of information is to allow clinicians to reduce variance in the interpretations of scores, indicating how best to factor in socio-economic status of respondents, interpreting meaningful change in serial assessments, and scoring with alternate or omitted sub-tests. Also included in the book are chapters on accommodating clients with disabilities. The final chapter discusses frequently asked questions (with answers) on the use and interpretation of the tests, as well as practical issues to help make scoring time-efficient and accurate.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 618 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 32mm | 1,020.58g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0127035702
  • 9780127035703
  • 1,763,118

Table of contents

Introduction. Preface. Contributors. Part I: The Evolution of the Weschler Scales. D.S. Tulsky, D.H. Saklofske, and J.H. Ricker, Historical Overview of Intelligence and Memory: Factors Influencing the Wechsler Scales. D.S. Tulsky, D.H. Saklofske, and J. Zhu, Revising a Standard: An Evaluation of the Origin and Development of the WAIS-III. D.S. Tulsky, N.D. Chiaravalloti, B. Palmer, and G.J. Chelune, The Wechsler Memory Scale, Third Edition: A New Perspective. Part II: Reducing Variance When Interpreting WAIS-III and WMS-III Scores: Introduction to Chapters 4-8. D.S. Tulsky, R.J. Ivnik, L. Price, and C. Wilkins, Assessment of Cognitive Functioning with the WAIS-III and WMS-III: Development of a Six-Factor Model. R.K. Heaton, M.J. Taylor, and J. Manly, Demographic Effects and Use of Demographically Corrected Norms with the WAIS-III and WMS-III. K. Hawkins and D.S. Tulsky, WAIS-III WMS-III Discrepancy Analysis: Six-Factor Model Index Discrepancy Base Rates, Implications, and a Preliminary Consideration of Utility. G. Smith, J.H. Cerhan, and R.J. Ivnik, Diagnostic Validity. T. Lineweaver and G.J. Chelune, Use of the WAIS-III and WMS-III in the Context of Serial Assessments: Interpreting Reliable and Meaningful Change. Part III: Dealing with "curveballs" when using the WAIS-III and WMS-III: The interpretation of unstandardized administration. J. Harris, D.S. Tulsky, and M. Schultheis, Assessment of the Non-Native English Speaker: Assimilating History and Research Findings to Guide Clinical Practice. B. Palmer, M. Taylor, and R.K. Heaton, Accuracy of WAIS-III-WMS-III Joint Factor Scores When One or More Subtest is Omitted or an Alternate Subtest is Employed. J. Braden, Accommodating Clients with Disabilities on the WAIS-III and WMS. Part IV: Training Others to Admister the WAIS-III and WMS-III: A Guide to Practical Issues. L. Lacritz and C.M. Cullum, The WAIS-III and WMS-III: Practical Issues and Frequently Asked Questions. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Index.
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"In summary, I found this to be a most informative and enjoyable book." -JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY "Anyone who uses the WAIS-III and WMS-III... should have this text on his or her bookshelf." -APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY "These chapters are thoroughly delightful, and the only shortcoming is that they are too brief." -JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY
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About Mark F. Ledbetter

Dr. Donald H. Saklofske is Professor, Department of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario, Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and International Research Associate, University of Florence. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Canadian Psychological Association. Don's research focuses on personality, intelligence, individual differences and psychological assessment. He has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and books. He is Editor-in-Chief of Personality and Individual Differences and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.
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