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Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment 2nd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0470189153
ISBN-10: 0470189150
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WISC®-IV

Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition applies a new, expanded theory-based approach to interpreting the latest edition of the WISC® and provides beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals 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 Second Edition also includes a CD-ROM containing user-friendly software that automates the now expanded, theory-based interpretive system for the WISC®-IV. In addition, the Second Edition addresses the utility of the general ability and cognitive proficiency indices; includes newly available research on ethnic differences; updates information on the use of the WISC®-IV with clinical populations; includes a new chapter by George McClosky with comprehensive coverage of the WISC®-IV Integrated; and includes a new case report that integrates response to intervention and cognitive assessment for SLD diagnosis.

Fully updated and revised with the latest research findings published since the first edition, Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports.

About the Author

Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School of Psychology Training Programs at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She is the author or coauthor of several popular books in the Essentials series, including Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment and Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment.

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Yale University's Child Study Center in the School of Medicine and the Series Editor with Nadeen L. Kaufman of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series. Dr. Kaufman worked closely with David Wechsler in the development and standardization of the WISC®-R, an earlier version of the test; has written numerous books on the Wechsler Scales and intelligence testing; and is the author of several popular assessment instruments used worldwide.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (May 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470189150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470189153
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #28,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By MerchantMan on January 6, 2005
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This is a terrific book -- it provides a lot of information on how to administer and score the WISC-IV. It has the same innovative approaches Kaufman has used in previous books on earlier Wechsler tests -- new ideas on interpretation and scoring that make sense. With the added viewpoint provided by Flanagan, a specialist in the cross-battery assessment, this book is a merging of two interesting approaches; unique project by two top psychologists in their prime.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A. Nguyen on May 17, 2007
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I'm a fan of these sorts of texts having found the Essentials of the WAIS-III a great resource I keep returning too. I imagine it will be the same with this text as I found it really easy to use and easy to read. Perhaps my only complaint is that there is little discussion about interpretation. Otherwise a great resource in scoring up your WISC-IV.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SLP on September 8, 2009
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Please check carefully which edition you want -- it appears Amazon has erroneously listed both this and the previous editon as the 2nd. And if you look, you'll see that all the reveiws for this 2009 publication PRE-date that (2005, 2007...). The 2009 edition is more expensive, but apparently has 200 extra pgs and a scoring CD. Pls make this clear and straighten out the edition info, Amazon! Thanks.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mani on February 8, 2007
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This is a very handy book to understand, interpret, and write Reports. It is written in an easy to understand language.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I. Reyes on July 2, 2009
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This book is very useful for school psychologist students/interns or anyone starting to use the WISC-IV. It's clear & easy to understand. Have referred back to it many times. Definitely staying in my library.
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By Paul on April 4, 2013
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I was trained on Kaufman's system for interpreting intelligence battery scores, and I find it generally meaningful and helpful. It is important to remember, however, that Wechsler's over-emphasis on composite scores and Kaufman's more judicious discrepancy-based approach to composite scores can both be misleading in a neuropsychological context; I am not sure that it is appropriate to assume that the factor structure of the tests (or even of the underlying construct) is the same in clinical populations. In any case, I think that every psychologist or neuropsychologist should be familiar with Kaufman's approach. The reason I gave only three starts has to do not so much with the intellectual content and the usefulness of the book and associated software but with the way in which the product is packaged. The book is full of statistics and rules that are quite tedious and, obviously, anyone would choose to use the software instead of the tables in the book to look up scores and the like. Yet the book is very thick for its page format, to the point of being unyielding. The software, on the other hand, is not really software but just an Excel spreadsheet. Kaufman could have just as well sold the Excel spreadsheet alone with a very short manual. I doubt that I will be opening the book again, and, while I will definitely use the spreadsheet, I find it somewhat inelegant to distribute a product in that format.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Hannah on October 4, 2011
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You have to be practicing the assessment at same time as reading this to make it effective. The quizzes at the en of the chapters helped me to self check and the format was great for visual leathers.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina on September 22, 2013
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Very thorough, although this author has a couple discrepancies from the actual testing scoring and administration manual in the kits
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