Foundations of Intellectual Assessment / Edition 1

Foundations of Intellectual Assessment / Edition 1

by Robert J. Gregory
     
 

In most discussions about intellectual development and assessment, the focus is on children. Rarely do assessment practitioners focus on cognitive impairments and other intellectual development issues pertaining to adults. On the cutting edge of assessment issues, Gregory's book includes adults as his primary focus, attempting to answer such important questions… See more details below

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In most discussions about intellectual development and assessment, the focus is on children. Rarely do assessment practitioners focus on cognitive impairments and other intellectual development issues pertaining to adults. On the cutting edge of assessment issues, Gregory's book includes adults as his primary focus, attempting to answer such important questions as: When is an intellectual assessment appropriate? How do professional and ethical standards inform the practice of assessment? This book responds to a void in the field of assessment following the recent release of the WAIS-III (Wechsler Adult Scale) test, which is now the cornerstone for adult intellectual assessment. Until the publication of this book, there has been no extensive information available about the effective use and interpretation of this and other important assessment tests. This single volume contains comprehensive information, including test norms and standards for effective use of the WAIS-III and many other tests (mental status, attention/concentration, sensory/perceptual, psychomotor, memory, language, drawing, higher cognitive functions, intelligence). Readers will understand the context of psychological assessment, the importance of personal background and mental status in assessment, and the shifting professional standards and ethics of today. Psychologists, educators, and school counselors. A Longwood Professional Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205198337
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
09/17/1998
Pages:
251
Product dimensions:
7.28(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction to Intellectual Assessment1
2The Mental Status Examination15
3Introduction to Brain-Behavior Relationships45
4The WAIS-III: Introduction and the Meaning of IQ77
5The WAIS-III: Clinical Issues and Alternative Tests117
6Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairment165
7Report Writing and Professional Standards201
References233
Name Index245
Subject Index249

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