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Essentials of WAIS–IV Assessment

Paperback Engels 2012 9781118271889
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IV

Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler?the creator of the Wechsler scales? Essentials of WAIS ® -IV Assessment , Second Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effective use of the WAIS®-IV.

This invaluable guide provides clinicians with a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system of profile interpretation to be equally powerful across the entire WAIS®-IV age range. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals 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. The new edition explores timely topics including gender and ethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect in capital punishment court cases.


Trefwoorden:assessment, WAIS
Aantal pagina's:496


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Series Preface xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
Acknowledgments xvii

One Introduction and Overview 1
Two How to Administer the WAIS–IV 53
Three How to Score the WAIS–IV 98
Four How to Interpret the WAIS–IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations 119
Five How to Interpret the WAIS–IV: Step–by–Step 150
Six Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS–IV and the Use of the WAIS–IV in Learning Disability Assessments 216
- George McCloskey, Emily S. Hartz, and Katherine Scipioni
Seven Clinical Applications II: Age and Intelligence Across the Adult Life Span 254
Eight Clinical Applications III: WAIS–IV Use With Special Groups, Practice Effects, and Gender Differences 299
Nine Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS–IV 332
- Ron Dumont and John O. Willis
Ten Illustrative Case Reports 353
Eleven The Initial Digital Adaptation of the WAIS–IV 389
- Tommie G. Cayton, Dustin Wahlstrom, and Mark H. Daniel

References 427
Annotated Bibliography 445
About the Authors 448
Author Index 449
Subject Index 455
About the CD–ROM 472

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