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Essentials Of Wj Iv Cognitive Abilities Assessment

Author : Fredrick A. Schrank
ISBN : 9781119163367
Genre : Psychology
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The step-by-step guide to administering, scoring, and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests of Cognitive Abilities Essentials of WJ IV® Cognitive Abilities Assessment provides expert, practical advice on how to administer, score, and interpret the WJ IV COG®. Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, the text goes beyond the information found in the WJ IV® examiner's manual to offer full explanations of the tests and clusters on the WJ IV COG®. This essential guide also explains the meaning of all scores and interpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinical applications and illuminating case studies. This clearly written and easily accessible resource offers: Concise chapters with numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, numerous examples, and test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. An in-depth chapter on interpretation of the WJ IV COG® which highlights links to interventions for each test based on contemporary theory and research. Expert assessment of the tests' relative strengths and weaknesses. Illustrative case reports with clinical and school-based populations. If you're a school psychologist, clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, or any professional or graduate student looking to become familiar with the new WJ IV COG®, this is the definitive resource you'll turn to again and again.

Essentials Of Wj Iv Tests Of Achievement

Author : Nancy Mather
ISBN : 9781118799161
Genre : Psychology
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Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference The hands-on guide for confidently administering, scoring, and interpreting the WJ IV® Tests of Achievement Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two experts on the topic—Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance for administering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion of the WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference, the text goes beyond the information found in the WJ IV® test manual to offer full explanations of the tests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. This essential guide also explains the meaning of all scores and interpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinical applications and illuminating case studies. Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievement contains: Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself' questions Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJ IV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJ IV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be used together to increase diagnostic utility Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspects of WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, and reviews the complexities of administration and scoring the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

Essentials Of Wisc Iv Assessment

Author : Dawn P. Flanagan
ISBN : 9780470451755
Genre : Psychology
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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.

Essentials Of Wais Iv Assessment

Author : Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
ISBN : 9781118421185
Genre : Psychology
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IV Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler—the creator of the Wechsler scales—Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effective use of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicians with a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system of profile interpretation to be equally powerful across the entire WAIS®-IV age range. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals 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. The new edition explores timely topics including gender and ethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect in capital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables and case report material, the Second Edition includes information and advice on how to administer Q-interactive™—the new digital version of the test—for administration of the WAIS®-IV via iPad®. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WMS®-IV Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition Essentials of WJ III™ Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WJ III™ Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials Of Cross Battery Assessment

Author : Dawn P. Flanagan
ISBN : 9781118234563
Genre : Psychology
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The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to as the XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Woodcock Johnson Iv

Author : Nancy Mather
ISBN : 9781118860748
Genre : Psychology
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Woodcock-Johnson® IV: Recommendations and Strategies is a guide to understanding and working with the new edition of the W-J®-IV battery, one of the most highly regarded instruments for measuring cognitive ability, oral language skill, and achievement. Written specifically for educators, school psychologists, and clinical psychology professionals, this guide provides a wide variety of educational resources, along with summaries of proven methods and techniques for implementing examiner recommendations. In addition to a clear, concise overview of the use and interpretation of the W-J®-IV, readers gain access to customizable summaries of methods and techniques that are frequently included in the recommendations or diagnostic sections of reports. These summaries may be attached to a report so that teachers, educational therapists, or parents are encouraged to implement the recommended procedures. Woodcock-Johnson® IV: Recommendations and Strategies provide practical, step-by-step instructions for developing evidence-based and RTI-based educational recommendations and reports. Inside, you'll find: Educational recommendations for language, reading, mathematics, memory, attention, and behavior management Strategies for creating measurable goals and objectives based on W-J®-IV results Suggestions for discussing score summaries with parents and family members Customizable technique summaries for use in reporting and record-keeping In addition to comprehensive explanations and recommendations, the CD included with this book provides customizable spreadsheets, worksheets, and report-writing templates that make it easy to work with the new W-J®-IV right away. Woodcock-Johnson® IV: Recommendations and Strategiesis a must-have resource for psychologists, educators, clinicians, and diagnosticians who work with people from age two and up.

Wj Iv Clinical Use And Interpretation

Author : Dawn P Flanagan
ISBN : 9780128021101
Genre : Education
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WJ IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives provides clinical use and interpretive information for clinical practitioners using the Woodcock-Johnson, Fourth Edition (WJ IV). The book discusses how the cognitive, achievement, and oral language batteries are organized, a description of their specific content, a brief review of their psychometric properties, and best practices in interpreting scores on the WJ IV. Coverage includes the predictive validity of its lower order factors and the clinical information that can be derived from its 60 individual subtests. Part II of this book describes the clinical and diagnostic utility of the WJ IV with young children for diagnosing learning disabilities in both school age and adult populations, and for identifying gifted and talented individuals. Additionally, the book discusses the use of the WJ IV with individuals whose culture and language backgrounds differ from those who are native English speakers and who were born and raised in mainstream US culture. Discusses the organization and content of all three batteries in the WJ-IV Reviews best practices for score interpretation Covers psychometric properties and predictive validity Explores clinical information that can be extracted from 60 individual subtests Includes diagnostic utility for learning disabilities, giftedness, and non-English speaking populations

Essentials Of Assessment Report Writing

Author : Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
ISBN : 9781118428870
Genre : Psychology
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Instructive guide to preparing informative and accurate assessment reports for a variety of individuals and settings Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and are used to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others, about academic problems, personality functioning, neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems, and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides handy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentials format, for preparing effective assessment reports. This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to write effective psychological assessment reports. 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. This practical guide focuses on efficiently and effectively communicating referral and background information, appearance and behavioral observations, test results and interpretation, summary and diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. The authors provide examples of both good and bad case report writing and highlight ethical issues and topics relevant to presenting feedback. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing is the only pocket reference illustrating how to prepare an effective assessment report.

Essentials Of Nonverbal Assessment

Author : Steve McCallum
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110214462
Genre : Medical
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret nonverbal assessment tests Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment covers the nine most widely used nonverbal assessment tests––the Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (C–TONI); Tests of Nonverbal Intelligence–III (TONI–III); Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT); Leiter–R; Beta, Third Edition (Beta–III); Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT); General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA); Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Multilevel Form (NNAT); and Raven′s Progress Matrices. To use the tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret these tests. Written by Drs. McCallum and Bracken (creators of the UNIT) and Dr. Wasserman of the University of Tennessee, Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment is that source. 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 major psychological assessment instruments. 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. Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment includes vital information about each of the nonverbal tests, including practical interpretation scales. The authors provide step–by–step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation, along with their expert assessment of the tests′ relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of WAIS–III Assessmen Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development–II Assessment Essentials of WISC–III and WPPSI–R Assessment Essentials of Myers–Briggs Type Indicator Assessment Essentials of Rorschach Assessment Essentials of Career Interest Assessment Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other Kaufman Measures Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment

Essentials Of Ktea 3 And Wiat Iii Assessment

Author : Kristina C. Breaux
ISBN : 9781119077091
Genre : Psychology
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Written by expert authors Kristina Breaux and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment offers up-to-date, comprehensive, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the newest editions of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA-3) Comprehensive Form, KTEA-3 Brief Form, and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III). Designed to provide in-depth information in an easy to use reference format, the book provides guidelines and tips for administration, scoring, and interpretation that go beyond the information provided in the test manuals. A complete guide is included for digital administration and scoring using Q-interactive, automated scoring using Q-global, and hand scoring. Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment makes score interpretation easier by explaining what each score measures and the implications of a high or low score. Learn how to increase the diagnostic utility of the KTEA-3 and WIAT-III by taking full advantage of their capabilities for error analysis, qualitative observations, and progress monitoring, and by pairing the results with measures of cognitive ability such as the WISC-V and KABC-II. Clinicians will find a helpful discussion of how these tests may be interpreted using either a CHC or neuropsychological approach to assessment. Case studies illustrate the use of these tests to respond to various referral concerns. Annotations within each case report provide a window into the mind of the examiner throughout the assessment process. This book provides a depth and breadth of understanding that is appropriate for all assessment professionals, regardless of their level of training or experience. Extensive illustrations, call-out boxes, and "Test Yourself" questions help students and clinicians quickly absorb the information they need. Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment is the clear, focused guide to using these tests to their fullest potential.

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