Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

Author: Lichtenberger, Elizabeth O.


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  • ISBN: 9780471738466
  • Author: Lichtenberger, Elizabeth O.
  • Publ Date: 2009-09-11
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 432
  • Imprint: WILEY *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 5956

Table of Contents :

Series Preface xi Preface: Dr. Wechsler Remembered xiii Acknowledgments xxi One Introduction and Overview 1 Two How to Administer the WAIS-IV 41 Three How to Score the WAIS-IV 85 Four How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Conceptual and Clinical Foundations 106 Five How to Interpret the WAIS-IV: Step-by-Step 146 Six Clinical Applications I: A Neuropsychological Approach to Interpretation of the WAIS-IV and the Use of the WAIS-IV in Learning Disability Assessments 208 Seven Clinical Applications II: Age and Intelligence across the Adult Life Span 245 Eight Clinical Applications III: WAIS-IV Use with Special Groups and Practice Effects in Normal Samples 285 Nine Strengths and Weaknesses of the WAIS-IV 311 Ten Illustrative Case Reports 329 References 364 Annotated Bibliography 380 About the Authors 382 Index 383 About the CD-ROM 401


Essentials of WAIS(r)-IV Assessment : Complete coverage of administration, scoring,interpretation, and reporting Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS(r)-IV Coauthored by Alan Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler, the creator of the Wechsler scales, Essentials of WAIS(r)-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting this latest revision of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale(r). Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners quickly acquire the basic 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. Offering a clinically rich and innovative theory-based interpretive system, as well as a neuro-psychologically based interpretive approach articulated in detail by Dr. George McCloskey in an invited chapter, this book offers state-of-the-art interpretation of the most popular intelligence test for adults. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables, case report material, worksheets, and a user-friendly software program that fully automates the interpretive system, making Essentials of WAIS(r)-IV Assessment the best and most authoritative resource of information on this test. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Author Biography:

Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger , PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist residing in Carlsbad, California. She has coauthored several Essentials books, including Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (with Nancy Mather, Nadeen Kaufman, and Alan Kaufman). She and Alan Kaufman are coauthors of Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence , now in its Third Edition. Alan S. Kaufman , PhD, a leading expert on intelligence testing, is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. His books, tests, and intelligent testing approach have had worldwide impact on clinical assessment. Dr. Kaufman's approach to test interpretation and his tests (e.g., KABC-II and KTEA-II), which he co-created with his wife Nadeen, reflect an integration of psychometric, theoretical, and clinical perspectives. Alan and Nadeen are the Series Editors of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series.


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