Wais-iv Clinical Use And Interpretation: Scientist-practitioner Perspectives

Hardcover | May 13, 2010

byLawrence G. WeissEditorDonald H. Saklofske, Diane Coalson

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Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure. The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index GAI , and the Cognitive Proficiency Index CPI . This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test. The second section of the book focuses on WAIS IV use and interpretation with special clinical applications and populations, including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have exclusive access to proprietary WAIS IV data to run advanced analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the WAIS-IV manual. Provides practical advice on scoring and administration Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II

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Published in August of 2008, WAIS IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate inside...

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 po...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:May 13, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123750350

ISBN - 13:9780123750358

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Alan S. Kaufman

Preface

Part I: The WAIS-IV: Development and Foundations

Chapter 1

WAIS-IV: Advances in the Assessment of Intelligence

Dian L. Coalson, Susan Engi Raiford, Donald H. Saklofske, and Lawrence G. Weiss

Chapter 2

Practical Issues in WAIS-IV Administration and Scoring

Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, Donald H. Saklofske, and Lawrence G. Weiss

Chapter 3

Theoretical, Empirical and Clinical Foundations of the WAIS-IV Index Scores

Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, Diane L. Coalson and Susan Engi Raiford

Part II: The WAIS-IV: Clinical Use and Interpretation in Context

Chapter 4

WAIS -IVInterpretation in Societal Context

Lawrence G. Weiss, Hsinyi Chen, Jossette G. Harris, James A. Holdnack, and Donald H. Saklofske

Chapter 5

WAIS-IV and the Flynn Effect

Xiaobin Zhou, Jianjun Zhu, and Jacques Gregoire

Chapter 6

WAIS-IV Use in Neuropsychological Assessment

Munro Cullum and Glenn Larrabee

Chapter 7

The Wechsler Intelligence Scales in the Assessment of Psychopathology

Gerald Goldstein and Donald H. Saklofske

Chapter 8

Do the WAIS-IV Tests Measure the Same Aspects of Cognitive Functioning in Adults Under and Over Age 65?

Timothy A. Salthouse and Donald H. Saklofske

Chapter 9

Using WAIS-IV with WMS-IV

James A. Holdnack and Lisa W. Drozdick