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Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment [Paperback]

Dawn P. Flanagan , Alan S. Kaufman
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May 4, 2009 0470189150 978-0470189153 2
The WISC-IV is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US, providing essential information into a child s cognitive functioning. Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment with CD-ROM, Second Edition presents professionals with step-by-step instruction on scoring and interpreting this test. Thoroughly updated, the new edition is now packaged with a CD-ROM for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV. In addition, each chapter has been fully revised. Anyone involved in the psychological testing of children, specifically school psychologists and clinical psychologists, will benefit from this popular measure of intelligence.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.


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From the Back Cover

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.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 2 edition (May 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470189150
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470189153
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,000 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding contribution; must for Wechsler users January 6, 2005
Format:Paperback
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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Review February 8, 2007
By Mani
Format:Paperback
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Necessary if learning to interpret WISC-IV July 2, 2009
Format:Paperback
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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Different edition?! September 8, 2009
By SLP
Format:Paperback
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 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource For Professionals December 30, 2007
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I found that this text was a great resource to add to my professional library. As a previous student of Dr. Kaufman, I have found that the "Essentials" series has helped me stay current with recent changes in test development and assessment. I really enjoy the way that the texts are structured and easy to use in a private practice setting. My special thanks go to Alan Kaufman and to all of the authors who have contributed to this wonderful series. Sincerely, Norman D. Severe, Psy.D.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not too helpful October 24, 2013
By Ian
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I though this would be a usedful book for scoring these WISCS; it's not. Seems like you are better off using the instructions in the test kit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Good resource..
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 general
Published 12 months ago by Anushka I. joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource
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 more
Published 14 months ago by Glenn W. Humphrey
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but with some flaws
I was trained on Kaufman's system for interpreting intelligence battery scores, and I find it generally meaningful and helpful. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars I use this book all the time
I am a school psychologist in my first year of full time employment. I love these essentials books, especially this one. I use it often
Published 18 months ago by Kate
5.0 out of 5 stars Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological...
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
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful!
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 more
Published on October 4, 2011 by Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Job
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Professional Review
This is a must have text for anyone who administers the WISC IV. It is thorough and well documented. It is an excellent reference.
Published on October 24, 2008 by Pamela S. Nay
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition, Quick Arrival
The item arrived in great condition and in just a few days. I was very pleased.
Published on July 30, 2008 by Amazon Customer
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