Intelligent Testing With The Wisc V

Author: Alan S. Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119176743
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Interpret the WISC–V to help diagnose learning disabilities and to translate profiles of test scores to educational action The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fifth Edition (WISC–V) is a valuable tool for assessing children and adolescents with learning disorders—and Intelligent Testing with the WISC–V offers the comprehensive guidance you need to administer, score, and interpret WISC–V profiles for informing diagnoses and making meaningful educational recommendations. This essential resource provides you with cutting-edge expertise on how to interpret the WISC–V, which has an expanded test structure, additional subtests, and an array of new composites. Intelligent Testing offers valuable advice from experienced professionals with regard to clinically applying the WISC–V in an effort to understand a child's strengths and weaknesses—and to create a targeted, appropriate intervention plan. Ultimately, this book equips you with the information you need to identify the best theory-based methods for interpreting each child's profile of test scores within the context of his or her background and behaviors. Intelligent Testing provides a strong theoretical basis for interpreting the WISC–V from several vantage points, such as neuropsychological processing theory and the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model, yet it permits you to interpret children's profiles using simple, straightforward steps. The most frequently used IQ test in the world, the WISC–V (like previous versions of the WISC) plays an integral role in evaluating children for learning and intellectual disabilities, developmental and language delays, and gifted and talented classifications. As such, understanding how to use the latest version of WISC is extremely important when assessing children and adolescents ages 6 to 16 years. Explore all aspects of both the conventional WISC–V and WISC–V Digital Read objective, independent test reviews of the WISC–V from independent, highly-respected expert sources Review 17 clinical case reports that spotlight experiences of children and adolescents referred to psychologists for diverse reasons such as reading problems, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, intellectual giftedness, and autistic spectrum disorders Learn how a broad-based, multi-faceted approach to interpretation that calls upon several scientific concepts from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, clinical and school neuropsychology, neuropsychological processing, and the CHC model, can benefit children by providing meaningful recommendations to parents, teachers, and often to the children and adolescents themselves Use the results of WISC–V as a helping agent to assist in creating the best intervention plan, rather than allowing test results to dictate placement or labeling Intelligent Testing with the WISC–V is an indispensable resource for professionals who work with the WISC–V, including school psychologists, clinical psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and more.

Intelligent Testing With The Wisc R

Author: Alan S. Kaufman
Publisher: Wiley
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Rationally integrates arguments for and against intelligence tests to synthesize a sensible approach to the interpretation of the WISC-R. Integrates research and theory so that extrinsic factors are intelligently applied. Personally developed by the author, the method is based firmly on—and justified by—empirical, statistical grounds with a focus on logical interpretation of a WISC-R profile. Includes comprehensive case reports as well as evaluative summaries and overviews of research and theory in areas such as neuropsychology, cognitive style, fluid vs. crystallized intelligence, memory, and factor analysis.

Intelligent Testing With The Wisc Iii

Author: Alan S. Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Alan S. Kaufman has been on the cutting edge of intelligence testing for more than twenty-five years. Not least among his many important contributions to the field during that time has been his groundbreaking Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R, the book that taught an entire generation of psychologists and educators internationally how to interpret and make intelligent use of Wechsler's intelligence scales. Now from the man whose name has become synonymous worldwide with the intelligent use of intelligence testing, here is the definitive guide to Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III. Revised and updated to reflect not only crucial changes to the WISC-R, but also the latest research findings on intelligence testing and its real-world applications, this book provides examiners with a rational, step-by-step approach to organizing and making sense of the barrage of numbers derived from the WISC-III's many subtests and factor indexes. Key features include a new, seven-step interpretive approach; in-depth coverage of the new Processing Speed factor, the modified Freedom from Distractibility factor, and the new Symbol Search subtest; ten new case reports that illustrate the approach explicated in the book; detailed guidance on translating test scores into specific clinical and educational intervention strategies; a new statistical technique for interpreting relative strengths and weaknesses on separate subtests; integrating profiles of scores on the WISC-III with those yielded by seven other major multiscore batteries: Das-Naglieri, DAS, Detroit-3, K-ABC, Stanford-Binet, KAIT, and Woodcock-Johnson-Revised; in-depth examinations of relevant applications of Horn-Catell fluid-crystallized andHorn-revised theories of intelligence; and complete numerical charts, tables, and other statistical aids. The definitive guide to interpreting the most widely used child intelligence test in the world, Intelligent Testing with the WISC-III is an indispensable tool for clinical child psychologists, educational and school psychologists, developmental psychologists, and all specialists who work with children.

Wisc V Assessment And Interpretation

Author: Lawrence G. Weiss
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124051855
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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale is the most widely used intelligence test for children worldwide. WISC-V introduces new subtests, composite scores, process scores, error scores, and scaled scores as a more complex and accurate means of assessing cognitive abilities. WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation provides practical information for clinicians on selection of subtest measures, administration, and interpretation. New subtests are described along with tips for accurate administration and scoring. Full Scale IQ is identified as important for predicting relevant behaviors, and primary index scores for characterizing the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Classroom indicators of low scores on each of these abilities are identified, with suggested interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers. Coverage includes ethnic differences for the Full Scale IQ and each primary index score, along with evidence of the profound influence of parental attitudes and expectations. Several other societal and contextual factors relevant to understanding racial/ethnic differences are presented. Two chapters review use of the WISC-V for identifying learning disabilities, testing of individuals with dyslexia, and best-practice recommendations to ensure accurate diagnosis and intervention. Concluding chapters describe advances in the Q-interactive system platform allowing administration of the WISC-V on iPads and other tablets and how clinicians can tailor assessment using select WISC-V subtests and features. Authored by the creators of the WISC-V Describes the new subtests, revised test structure, and test extensions Advises clinicians on test selection and custom tailoring of assessment measures Provides best practice recommendations for accurate administration and scoring Addresses electronic administration via tablets and comparison to print scores Reviews social/contextual factors for understanding racial/ethnic differences Translates scores to predict behaviors and identify child strengths and weaknesses Suggests interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers

Essentials Of Wisc V Integrated Assessment

Author: Susan Engi Raiford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119370442
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Practical, in-depth guidance for WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated assessment Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal companion for psychologists and other assessment professionals seeking helpful interpretive and practical information beyond the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated published manuals. Beginning with an overview of the test and its application to educational intervention, this book provides in-depth information on new administrative, scoring, and interpretation procedures specific to the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated. Insider access to the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data allows the reader to derive new WISC-V composite scores unavailable from other resources. Readers of this book are the first to receive access to these new composite scores, which are designed to be more appropriate for children with expressive language difficulties and motor impairments. The reader also receives exclusive access to four new WISC-V expanded index scores that provide broader measures of visual spatial ability, working memory, auditory working memory, and processing speed. Significant advances in working memory research demand more comprehensive assessment of children with a broader range of abilities and limitations. The reader will learn how to perform a highly comprehensive assessment of working memory with the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated. A digital interpretive tool automatically calculates the new composite scores, completes the relevant comparisons, and generates interpretive information for new comparisons to streamline the reporting process. The WISC-V Integrated serves to expand and clarify WISC-V results by helping practitioners better understand a child's cognitive processes and the reasons for low or discrepant performance. This book helps practitioners get more out of the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated, with indispensable guidance and practical tools. Understand the WISC-V Integrated and its proper application to the development of educational interventions Learn how administration, scoring, and interpretation has changed for retained subtests, how to administer and score new subtests, and how to obtain the first-ever composite scores Discover how to use the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated to assess both auditory and visual working memory, and how to obtain an unparalleled and in-depth picture of working memory along a continuum of cognitive complexity Learn how to adjust WISC-V use for children with expressive or motor difficulties Explore alternative composite scoring based on the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data to increase utility for specific populations The WISC-V Integrated is an essential component of the WISC-V assessment process, and Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal guide for practitioners.

Tests And Assessments In Counseling

Author: Bill McHenry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315279517
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Tests and Assessments in Counseling provides students with current information on assessment tools and techniques through detailed case scenarios and vignettes. Going beyond basic information about a multitude of assessments, the authors focus on the use of instruments in individual cases to allow readers to more fully grasp the integral relationship between tests and assessment data and the counseling process. Chapters guide students through choosing the most effective assessment tool, successfully administering the assessment, and making meaningful and useful results of the data with the client. Test questions are also included at the end of each chapter.

Culture And Children S Intelligence

Author: James Georgas
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780122800559
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This book provides a unique cross-cultural perspective of the WISC-III. From construction, translation and adaptation in different cultures, to analysis of its structure and function as a concept, to its clinical use with different ethnic groups, Culture and Children's Intelligence provides clinician's the tools they need when using the WISC-III. The focus of this reference work is on children's intelligence as measured by the WISC-III in different cultures and its use in these cultures (USA, UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, and Greece). It also discusses the interpretation of the results of the WISC-III in terms of cultural and ethnic factors. Leading experts discuss the clinical use of the WISC-III as it relates to culture and children Provides methods to clinicians and school psychologists to aid in understanding and interpreting results Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers

Clinician S Guide To Psychological Assessment And Testing

Author: John M. Spores, PhD, JD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199879
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"Overall, this is an excellent guide to the use and administration of psychological tests. It provides straightforward directions and instructions on how to utilize testing in such a way as to better inform clinical practice. I could see this book as a mainstay on any counselorís bookshelf, especially those who are seeking a way to utilize standardized testing in their practice."--The Professional Counselor Journal ìFinally, a detailed and crystal clear guide to psychological assessment that effectively integrates 'best practices' with the realities of negotiating the mental health care system and insurance providers. I plan to draw on this practical guide in my private practice and to incorporate it as a required text in my advanced counseling assessment classes at both the masterís and doctoral level. This book is a treasure for any mental health professional involved in psychological assessment.î Joseph G. Ponterotto, PhD Professor of Counseling Psychology, Fordham University Standardized psychological testing is often essential for reliably determining the presence of a wide range of psychiatric and personality disorders, along with effectively addressing related issues that may require a psychological referral. This nuts-and-bolts guide to conducting efficient and accurate psychological testing in clinical settings provides mental health professionals with experienced guidance in the entire process, and includes a complete set of forms and templates for all aspects of assessment and testing, from the initial referral and diagnostic interview to the final report. Based on the authorís experience with over two thousand psychological and neuropsychological testing cases, this highly practical book presents a standardized process of assessment, testing, interpretation, report-writing, and presenting feedback to patients, family members, and other professionals. Actual case examples of patients from a wide age range illustrate the assessment and testing process in action. The text provides printed and electronic versions of referral and related forms, initial psychological assessment report templates that include critical areas of coverage for obtaining insurance approval, and interpretation tables for an exceptional inventory of key standardized psychological tests. Integral to the book is a review of psychological tests in seven key categories that most effectively address differential diagnostic dilemmas and related referral questions that clinicians are likely to encounter in practice. It also provides effective strategies for selecting the appropriate tests based on the particular diagnostic questions, guidance for successfully obtaining insurance approval for a targeted yet feasible number of testing hours, and an efficient system for simultaneous test interpretation and report writing. Key Features: Includes an overview of the assessment process, from the initial referral to completion of the final report Features effective reviews of commonly used tests, including neuropsychological, intelligence, personality, and behavioral inventories Includes print and digital templates and forms for all phases of assessment and testing Aids clinicians in both private practice and other health care settings to work within managed care and be effectively reimbursed for services Includes information on conducting forensic competency to stand trial assessments, including the authorís new measure of assessing a defendantís understanding of the legal system

Essentials Of Wisc Iii And Wppsi R Essentials

Author: Alan S. Kaufman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WISC—III and WPPSI—R The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Third Edition (WISC—III), for ages 6–16 years, and the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence—Revised (WPPSI—R), for ages 3–7 years, are widely used and globally well—known child intelligence tests. In order to use them properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret these tests. Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who worked closely with David Wechsler on the WISC—R, Essentials of WISC—III and WPPSI—R Assessment is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The initial chapters of Essentials of WISC—III and WPPSI—R Assessment provide step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the chapters following, the authors provide their expert assessment of the tests’ relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of WAIS—III Assessment Essentials of CAS Assessment Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment Essentials of Forensic Psychological Assessment Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment Essentials of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Assessment