WISC-III Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives / Edition 1

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Overview

The WISC-III is the most frequently used IQ assessment technique in the United States. This book discusses the clinical use of the WISC-III with respect to specific clinical populations, and covers research findings on the validity and reliability of the test. It also includes standardization data from the Psychological Corporation. Many of the contributors participated in the development of the WISC-III and are in a unique position to discuss the clinical uses of this measure.
The book describes the WISC-III from scientist-practitioner perspectives. It provides methods to aid in understanding and interpreting the WISC-III results for various groups of exceptional children. It also presents detailed descriptions of behavior and achievement as well as recommendations for test interpreting standards.
This book will have immediate and practical relevance to professionals who administer, interpret, or use the results of the WISC-III. The solid writing by leading experts makes the contents of this book an essential reference for WISC-III users.
Key Features
* Leading experts discuss the clinical use of the WISC-III
* Thorough coverage of the literature with many new findings
* Covers wide range of exceptionalities from AD/HD to learning disabilities
* Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers

Audience: School psychologists, clinicians, and purchasers of WISC-III.

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Editorial Reviews

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"...an exceptionally complete piece of work assembled by knowledgeable researchers...a valuable book which has become, for me, the primary reference tool for assessment".
Canadian Journal of School Psychology
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Meet the Author

Dr. Saklofske is a Professor in the Division of Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Swinburne University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Saklofske has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters on intelligence, personality, individual differences and psychological assessment. As well, he has written or edited books on the Wechsler intelligence scales, personality and intelligence, exceptional children, and educational psychology. He is the Editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and the Canadian Journal of School Psychology and Associate Editor of Personality and Individual Differences.
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Table of Contents

A. Prifitera, L.G. Weiss and D.H. Saklofske, The WISC-III in Context.
R.W. Kamphaus, Intelligence Test Interpretation: Acting in the Absence of Evidence.
S.S. Sparrow and S.T. Gurland, Assessment of Gifted Children with the WISC-II.
J. Spruill, Assessment of Mental Retardation with the WISC-III.
V.L. Schwean and D.H. Saklofske, WISC-III Assessment of Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
P.A. Teeter and R. Korducki, Assessment of Emotionally Disturbed Children with the WISC-III.
B.P. Rourke, Significance of Verbal-Performance Discrepancies for Subtypes of Children with Learning Disabilities: Opportunities for the WISC-III.
L. Phelps, Utility of the WISC-III for Children with Language Impairments.
J.P. Braden and J.M. Hannah, Assessment of Hearing-Impaired and Deaf Children with the WISC-III.
G.W. Hynd, M.J. Cohen, C.A. Riccio and J.M. Arceneaux, Neuropsychological Basis of Intelligence and the WISC-III.
A.E. Puente and G.D. Salazar, Assessment of Minority and Culturally Diverse Children.
B.E. Gridley and G.H. Roid, the Use of the WISC-III with Achievement Tests.
T. Oakland and J. Glutting, Assessment of Test Behaviors with the WISC-III.
Author Index.
Subject Index.
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