Foundations of Intellectual Assessment / Edition 1

Foundations of Intellectual Assessment / Edition 1

by Robert J. Gregory
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205198333

ISBN-13: 9780205198337

Pub. Date: 09/17/1998

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

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

1. Introduction to Intellectual Assessment.
The Rationale for Cognitive Assessment.
Client Background and History.
Background History Survey.

2. The Mental Status Examination.
Nature and Purpose of the MSE.
The Nature and Diagnosis of Dementia.
Tools for the Assessment of Mental Status.
Mental Status Examination: Case Illustration.

3. Introduction to Brain-Behavior Relationships.
Structure of the Human Brain.
Structural Organization of the Brain.
Cerebral Cortex.
Lateralization of Cerebral Function.
Functions of the Cerebral Lobes.
Left Hemisphere Language Functions.
The Visual System and Defects in the Visual Field.
Cognitive Impairment in Head Injury.

4. The WAIS-III: Introduction and the Meaning of IQ.
Brief Description of the WAIS-III.
WAIS-III Subtests.
Administration of the WAIS-III.
Scoring the WAIS-III.
Reliability of the WAIS-III.
Validity: The Meaning of Full Scale IQ.
Profile Interpretation with the WAIS-III.

5. The WAIS-III: Clinical Issues and Alternative Tests.
Limitations of the WAIS-R and WAIS-III.
Providing Feedback about WAIS-III Scores.
Retesting with the WAIS-III.
Short Forms of the WAIS-R and WAIS-III.
Assessment of Mental Retardation.
The Problem of Marginal Intelligence.
The WAIS-III in Neurological and Cognitive Disorders.
Additional Measures of Intellectual and Adaptive Skills.

6. Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairment.
Nature and Purpose of Screening Tests.
A Compendium of Screening Tests.
Final Comment.

7. ReportWriting and Professional Standards.
Professional and Ethical Standards in Assessment.
Report Writing in Assessment.
Samples of Assessment Reports.

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