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.
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.
Good book to have for a school psychologist in training, it's good to refer to when I need some help with the subtests and the whole assessment in generalPublished 14 months ago by Anushka I. joseph
Used the WISC III and thought there were some major changes in the WISC IV. This book gave me what I needed to appreciate the changes. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Glenn W. Humphrey
I was trained on Kaufman's system for interpreting intelligence battery scores, and I find it generally meaningful and helpful. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Paul
I am a school psychologist in my first year of full time employment. I love these essentials books, especially this one. I use it oftenPublished 20 months ago by Kate
The purchase has been very useful and it arrived in perfect condition and in a very prompt manner. This was a perfect transaction!Published on January 3, 2012 by Meesh
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... Read morePublished on October 4, 2011 by Hannah
The book came really fast and that was great because I needed it before I moved to a different state for school!Published on September 12, 2011 by Amazon Customer