Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret theWAIS®-IV
Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by DavidWechslerthe creator of the Wechsler scalesEssentialsof WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition isthoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasonedclinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effectiveuse of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicianswith a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system ofprofile interpretation to be equally powerful across theentire WAIS®-IV age range.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mentalhealth professionals quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skillsthey need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessmentinstrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
The new edition explores timely topics including gender andethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect incapital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROMcontaining scoring tables and case report material, the SecondEdition includes information and advice on how to administerQ-interactivethe new digital version of thetestfor administration of the WAIS®-IV viaiPad®.
Other titles in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series:
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WMS®-IV Assessment
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition
Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment
Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment,Second Edition
Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition
About 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 testssuch as KABC-II and KTEA-II, which he co-createdwith Nadeen Kaufmanreflect an integration of psychometric,theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are theSeries Editors of Wiley's Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series.
Table of ContentsSeries Preface xi
Preface to the Second Edition xiii
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 216George 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 332Ron Dumont and John O. Willis
Ten Illustrative Case Reports 353
Eleven The Initial Digital Adaptation of the WAIS-IV 389Tommie G. Cayton, Dustin Wahlstrom, and Mark H. Daniel
Annotated Bibliography 445
About the Authors 448
Author Index 449
Subject Index 455
About the CD-ROM 472