Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment / Edition 2

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS-IV. Providing a clinically rich and innovative theory-based interpretive system, this book offers state-of-the-art interpretation of the most popular intelligence test for adults. In addition, the book is packaged with a 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, Second Edition, the best and most authoritative resource of information on this test. Updated with all of the new research, reviews, and interpretive guidelines:
• Incorporates new research findings on the psychometric quality and clinical utility of the WAIS-IV
• The interpretive system is greatly enhanced by offering the new five-factor CHC approach for ages 16-90 years
• Includes important new insights about administering and scoring subtests
• Includes new chapter on the latest WAIS-IV innovation — Q- interactive — that allows clinicians to administer WAIS-IV digitally
• Includes information about interpretation across different cultural and linguistic groups
• Provides important new coverage of the Flynn Effect ABOUT THE CD-ROM The updated CD-ROM contains scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a user-friendly software program that fully automates the interpretive system.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118271889
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/4/2012
  • Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series, #96
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 478
  • Sales rank: 154,280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, is a licensed clinicalpsychologist residing in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthoredseveral Essentials books, including Essentials of AssessmentReport Writing (with Nancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and AlanKaufman). She and Alan Kaufman are coauthors of AssessingAdolescent and Adult Intelligence, now in its thirdedition.

ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, a leading expert on intelligencetesting, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Child StudyCenter at the Yale University School of Medicine. His books, tests,and intelligent testing approach have had worldwide impact onclinical assessment. Dr. Kaufman's approach to test interpretationand his tests—such as KABC-II and KTEA-II, which he co-createdwith Nadeen Kaufman—reflect an integration of psychometric,theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are theSeries Editors of Wiley's Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series.

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Table of Contents

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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