From the Back Cover
Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the WISC®-IV
Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Editionapplies a new, expanded theory-based approach to interpreting thelatest edition of the WISC® and provides beginning andseasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines toadministering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision ofthe Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered.
The Second Edition also includes a CD-ROM containinguser-friendly software that automates the now expanded,theory-based interpretive system for the WISC®-IV. Inaddition, the Second Edition addresses the utility of the generalability and cognitive proficiency indices; includes newly availableresearch on ethnic differences; updates information on the use ofthe WISC®-IV with clinical populations; includes a new chapterby George McClosky with comprehensive coverage of the WISC®-IVIntegrated; and includes a new case report that integrates responseto intervention and cognitive assessment for SLD diagnosis.
Fully updated and revised with the latest research findingspublished since the first edition, Essentials of WISC®-IVAssessment, Second Edition provides students and practitionerswith an unparalleled resource for learning and application,including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths andweaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, andilluminating case reports.
About the Author
Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD,
is Professor of Psychology andDirector of the School of Psychology Training Programs at St.John's University in Jamaica, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professorat the Yale Child Study Center. She is the author or coauthor ofseveral popular books in the Essentials
series, includingEssentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment
andEssentials of Cross-Battery Assessment.
Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at YaleUniversity's Child Study Center in the School of Medicine and theSeries Editor with Nadeen L. Kaufman of Wiley's Essentials ofPsychological Assessment series. Dr. Kaufman worked closelywith David Wechsler in the development and standardization of theWISC®-R, an earlier version of the test; has written numerousbooks on the Wechsler Scales and intelligence testing; and is theauthor of several popular assessment instruments usedworldwide.