Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

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The WISC-IV is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US, providing essential information into a child s cognitive functioning. Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment with CD-ROM, Second Edition presents professionals with step-by-step instruction on scoring and interpreting this test. Thoroughly updated, the new edition is now packaged with a CD-ROM for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV. In addition, each chapter has been fully revised. Anyone involved in the psychological testing of children, specifically school psychologists and clinical psychologists, will benefit from this popular measure of intelligence. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 139 x 219 x 38mm | 680g
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 2nd Edition
  • 0470189150
  • 9780470189153
  • 28,150

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the WISC(R)-IV

Essentials of WISC(R)-IV Assessment, Second Editionapplies a new, expanded theory-based approach to interpreting thelatest edition of the WISC(R) and provides beginning andseasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines toadministering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision ofthe Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children(R).

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered.

The Second Edition also includes a CD-ROM containinguser-friendly software that automates the now expanded, theory-based interpretive system for the WISC(R)-IV. Inaddition, the Second Edition addresses the utility of the generalability and cognitive proficiency indices; includes newly availableresearch on ethnic differences; updates information on the use ofthe WISC(R)-IV with clinical populations; includes a new chapterby George McClosky with comprehensive coverage of the WISC(R)-IVIntegrated; and includes a new case report that integrates responseto intervention and cognitive assessment for SLD diagnosis.

Fully updated and revised with the latest research findingspublished since the first edition, Essentials of WISC(R)-IVAssessment, Second Edition provides students and practitionerswith an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths andweaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, andilluminating case reports.
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Table of contents

Series Preface. Acknowledgments. Authors. One: Introduction and Overview. Two: How to Administer the WISC-IV. Three: How to Score the WISC-IV. Four: How to Interpret the WISC-IV. Five: Strengths and Weaknesses of the WISC-IV. Six: Clinical Applications: A Review of Special Group Studies with the WISC-IV and Assessment of Low-Incidence Populations. Seven: Clinical Applications: Assessment of Gifted, Learning Disabled, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations. Eight: The WISC-IV Integrated. Nine: Illustrative Case Reports. Contents of the CD-ROM. The WISC-IV Data Management and Interpretive Assistant (WISC-IV DMIA) v1.0, and automated program for WISC-IV Interpretation. Norms Tables for WISC-IV Clinical Clusters. Information for Linking WISC-IV Results to Educational Strategies and Instructional Supports. Appendix A: Definitions of CHC Abilities and Processes. Appendix B: CHC Abilities and Processes Measured by Current Intelligence Tests. Appendix C: WISC-IV Subtest g-Loadings, by Age Group and Overall Sample. Appendix D: Psychometric, Theoretical, and Qualitative Characteristics of the WISC-IV. Appendix E: WISC-IV Interpretive Worksheet. Appendix F1: General Ability Index (GAI) Conversion Table: U.S. and Canadian Norms. Appendix F2: Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI) Conversion Table. Appendix G: Summary of Analyses of WISC-IV Indexes. Appendix H: Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters. Appendix I: Linking WISC-IV Assessment Results to Educational Strategies and Instructional Supports. References. Annotated Bibliography. Index. About the CD-ROM.
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About Dawn P. Flanagan

Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School of Psychology Training Programs at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She is the author or coauthor of several popular books in the Essentials series, including Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment and Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment. Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Yale University's Child Study Center in the School of Medicine and the Series Editor with Nadeen L. Kaufman of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series. Dr. Kaufman worked closely with David Wechsler in the development and standardization of the WISC(r)-R, an earlier version of the test; has written numerous books on the Wechsler Scales and intelligence testing; and is the author of several popular assessment instruments used worldwide.
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