WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation
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WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation by Lawrence G. Weiss
Book DescriptionFor both experienced psychologists and graduate students, this book moves quickly through the essentials of WISC-IV interpretation and onto an insightful analysis of the major cognitive domains assessed by WISC-IV. It is the intention of the editors to raise the standard of practice from a simplistic 'test-label-place' model to a clinical model of assessing to understand and intervene. In the first chapter, the reader is presented with a comprehensive array of societal and home environment factors for which there is empirical evidence indicating their impact on the development of children's cognitive abilities, and ultimately their scores on intelligence tests. Subsequent chapters address issues related to the assessment of cognitive abilities that compose 'g', with special emphasis on the clinical correlates of working memory and processing speed from both neuropsychological and cognitive information processing perspectives. Each new chapter builds on material presented in previous chapters and progresses the reader purposefully through deeper levels of understanding of WISC-IV and cognitive assessment in general. Two chapters explicate the processing approach to interpretation that is the corner stone of the WISC-IV Integrated. A further chapter addresses the interpretation of WISC-IV findings within the context of other instruments as part of a full psychological evaluation. The final chapter provides an extensive case example of how to write psychological evaluation reports from a child-centered rather than a score-centered perspective that can have transforming impact on parents and teachers approach to the child. Overall, these four authors are the architects of a masterful new book on advanced WISC-IV interpretation from a clinical perspective. Together with the complimentary book, "WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Second Edition" these books provide the complete spectrum of information needed by all psychologists who use the WISC-IV in clinical practice. The Wechsler scale is the most widely used assessment of children's intelligence. The book is authored by assessment experts including Harcourt Assessment staff with exclusive data on the WISC-IV. It discusses interpretation of 4 index scores of WISC-IV. It examines the WISC-IV in relation to other frequently used psychological tests. It describes the importance of the WISC-IV integrated in clinical assessment. It predicts scholastic achievement based on WISC-IV subtest scores. It discusses modification of score interpretation based on culture, SES, & other contextual factors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780120887637
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Academic Press Inc
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 12-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence G. Weiss
WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and ACS, Hardback (August 2013)
Provides users of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) with information on applying the WAIS-IV, including additional indexes and information regarding use in special populations for advanced clinical use and interpretation. This book offers sophisticated users of the WAIS-IV and Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV).
Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation, Hardback (July 2010)
One of the most widely used assessments of infants and toddlers, the Bayley-III measures the major areas of development including cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning. This book provides an introduction into use of the Bayley-III in these five areas.
WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation, Hardback (June 2010)
Provides practical advice on scoring and administration. This book facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations including multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. It describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II.
WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention, Hardback (August 2008)» View all books by Lawrence G. Weiss
The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) is one of the often used measures to assess intelligence and cognitive functions in children, ages 6-16 years. This book offers information on how to use and interpret WISC with additional clinical populations. It contains chapters on learning disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
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Author Biography - Lawrence G. Weiss
Lawrence G. Weiss, PhD is Vice President of Test Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment. He oversees a department of 150 professionals and is responsible for all research and test development activities related to the company's psychological, educational, speech, language, and occupational therapy assessment products as well as post college admissions tests. He also advises on test development activities for the company's international business partners around the globe including Pearson Clinical Assessment offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, India, China, Spain, and Brazil. Dr. Weiss has presented widely on intelligence in more than a dozen countries. He has authored or co-authored the following 7 graduate level text books: . WISC-III Cross Cultural Analyses: Culture and Children's Intelligence (2003) . WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2005) . WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation (2006) . WISC-IV Clinical Use and Intervention (2008) . WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010) . BAYLEY-III Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010) . Advanced Clinical Assessment with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (2013) Some of his books have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In addition, he has authored or coauthored approximately 30 journal articles, 12 technical reports, and 10 other book chapters. Dr. Weiss holds a PhD degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Texas A&M University, and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Judy Ann. The Weiss' have two adult sons. Dr. Saklofske is a Professor in the Division of Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Swinburne University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Saklofske has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters on intelligence, personality, individual differences and psychological assessment. As well, he has written or edited books on the Wechsler intelligence scales, personality and intelligence, exceptional children, and educational psychology. He is the Editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and the Canadian Journal of School Psychology and Associate Editor of Personality and Individual Differences.
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