Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Author: W. Joel Schneider,Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Nancy Mather,Nadeen L. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119218756

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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The bestselling guide to reporting writing, updated and reworked for today's practice Essentials of Assessment Report Writing offers effective solutions to the creation of reader-friendly, yet targeted, psychological, and educational assessment reports. Parents, clinicians, clients, and other readers need more than test-by-test descriptions—they need an accessible analysis of the entire situation to determine their next steps. This book provides clear guidance for busy practitioners seeking ways to improve their report writing skills. With a focus on current practice, this new second edition covers DSM-5 updates and the latest assessment instruments including the WJ IV, WISC-V, WAIS-IV, KTEA-3, and the CAS2. New discussion includes advice on tailoring the report to the audience, and annotated case reports provide illustrative models of effective report styles, interpretation, and analysis. Key concepts are highlighted for quick reference throughout, and end-of-chapter questions help reinforce understanding. Reporting styles vary widely within the field, in both content and style; there is no definitive "standard," but many reports fail to reflect best practices and therefore prove less than useful to the reader. This book provides expert guidance throughout the reporting process to help practitioners provide high-quality, accessible reports. Integrate assessment results to provide a person-centered report Identify and navigate critical decision points in the interpretive process Write efficiently yet effectively while enhancing the reader's experience Provide an accurate, informative, and readable assessment report Incorporate practical recommendations to address the referral concerns Expertly-conducted assessments should culminate with a carefully constructed analysis that provides direction via clear communication. Because this report will be used to inform treatment, intervention, and ultimately, the client's quality of life—it is critical that it provides clear, informative guidance in a way that readers can understand. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides comprehensive guidelines for navigating through the report writing process.

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Author: Ernest Duffy

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781973700067

Category:

Page: 270

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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.

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment

Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Alan S. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421183

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret theWAIS®-IV Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by DavidWechsler—the creator of the Wechsler scales—Essentialsof WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition isthoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasonedclinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effectiveuse of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicianswith a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system ofprofile interpretation to be equally powerful across theentire WAIS®-IV age range. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment series, this book is designed to help busy mentalhealth professionals quickly acquire the basic knowledge and skillsthey need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessmentinstrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensiveillustrative material, as well as test questions that help yougauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. The new edition explores timely topics including gender andethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect incapital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROMcontaining scoring tables and case report material, the SecondEdition includes information and advice on how to administerQ-interactive™—the new digital version of thetest—for administration of the WAIS®-IV viaiPad®. Other titles in the Essentials of PsychologicalAssessment 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 Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470927607

Category: Psychology

Page: 396

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively understand, assess, and treat individuals struggling with dyslexia Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention provides practical, step-by-step information on accurately identifying, assessing, and using evidence-based interventions with individuals with dyslexia. Addressing the components that need to be considered in the assessment of dyslexia—both cognitive and academic—this book includes descriptions of the various tests used in a comprehensive dyslexia assessment along with detailed, evidence-based interventions that professionals and parents can use to help individuals struggling with dyslexia. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, 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. Providing an in-depth look at dyslexia, this straightforward book presents information that will prepare school psychologists, neuropsychologists, educational diagnosticians, special education teachers, as well as general education teachers, to recognize, assess, and provide effective treatment programs for dyslexia. The book is also a good resource for parents who are helping a child with dyslexia. A practical guide to understanding, assessing, and helping individuals who have dyslexia Expert advice and tips throughout Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Response to Intervention Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests

Author: Susan R. Homack,Cecil R. Reynolds

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471264121

Category: Psychology

Page: 189

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret various brief intelligencetests Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Testsefficiently presents, in the popular Essentials format, conciseinformation on the range of brief intelligence tests that are usedmost often in school and clinical practices and provides anoverview and definition of brief intelligence testing as well asits uses and limitations. Sample evaluations using briefintelligence tests are also included. This compact and easy-to-use book includes coverage of: The Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test-Second Edition(KBIT-2) Reynolds Intellectual Screening Test (RIST) Wechsler Abbreviated Scale of Intelligence (WASI) Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series,this volume provides information mental health professionals needto practice knowledgably, efficiently, and ethically in today'sbehavioral healthcare environment. Each concise chapter featuresnumerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points,and extensive illustrative material, as well as "Test Yourself"questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of theinformation covered. Essentials of Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests includesvital, yet succinct, information on the four most commonly usedbrief intelligence tests and equips clinicians including schoolpsychologists, clinical psychologists, and learning specialistswith the knowledge and skills to make optimal use of theseimportant tests. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales (SB5)Assessment Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment Essentials of WIAT®-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ III Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY® Assessment Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WMS®-III Assessment

Essentials of WIAT-II and KTEA-II Assessment

Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Donna R. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047174929X

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the WIAT(r)-II and KTEA-II The Wechsler(r) Individual Achievement Test, Second Edition(WIAT(r)-II) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement,Second Edition (KTEA-II) are two popular measures of individualachievement. Both tests assess adult and child performance onacademic skills and problem-solving abilities. Essentials ofWIAT(r)-II and KTEA-II Assessment provides the definitive guide toadministering, scoring, and interpreting the WIAT(r)-II and theKTEA-II. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered. The best source of information on the WIAT(r)-II and the KTEA-II,Essentials of WIAT(r)-II and KTEA-II Assessment provides studentsand practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning andapplication, including expert assessment of relative strengths andweaknesses, valuable advice on clinical applications, andilluminating case reports. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: * Essentials of WISC(r)-IV Assessment * Essentials of Stanford-Binet (SB5) Assessment * Essentials of Assessment Report Writing * Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment * Essentials of WJ III(r) Cognitive Abilities Assessment * Essentials of WJ III(r) Tests of Achievement Assessment * Essentials of WAIS(r)-III Assessment * Essentials of WPPSI-III Assessment * Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment * Essentials of KABC-II Assessment

Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author: Nancy Hebben,William Milberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470535899

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the most popular neuropsychological assessment instruments Neuropsychological testing can identify changes in cognition, behavior, and emotion; aid in determining the cause of a disorder or developmental problem; and assist clinicians in planning treatment and rehabilitation. To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Now fully revised and in a second edition, Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment is that source. Completely updated to include the most current instruments, including the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fourth Edition (WISC-IV), the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition (WAIS-IV), and the Wechsler Memory Scale-Fourth Edition (WMS-IV), Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition presents an overview of the assumptions, logic, knowledge base, and skills underlying the practice of neuropsychological assessment. Neuropsychological experts Nancy Hebben and William Milberg describe how clinical history, behavioral observations, and formal test results are used to make inferences about the contribution of brain dysfunction to psychological functioning. 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 neuropsychological 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 Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition provides comprehensive instruction on neuropsychological test administration, scoring, interpretation, and report writing. It also addresses practical and conceptual issues related to neuropsychological assessment in geriatric, pediatric, forensic, and other specialized settings. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of WIAT-II and KTEA-II Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of KABC-II Assessment Essentials of NEPSY Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Processing Assessment

Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment

Author: Celine A. Saulnier,Pamela E. Ventola

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118234553

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to utilize the varied assessments frequently used in evaluating autism spectrum disorders With both the detection and awareness of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) on the rise, there is an urgent need for an increasing number of professionals to not only learn about the nature and course of the various autism spectrum disorders, but also to know how to identify, assess, and diagnose the presence of these disorders. Essentials of Autism Spectrum Disorders Evaluation and Assessment addresses the main domains of assessment, defines the purpose of the assessment, suggests test instruments, and discusses the unique clinical applications of each instrument to the diagnosis of ASD. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, 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. Providing an in-depth look at ASD evaluation and assessment, this straightforward book includes samples of integrated reports from comprehensive model diagnostic evaluations and prepares clinical and school psychologists, as well as speech and language pathologists, to effectively evaluate and assess ASD. Complete coverage of the identification andassessment of autism spectrum disorders Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls Conveniently formatted for rapid reference Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment Essentials of Evidence-Based Academic Interventions Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification Essentials of Processing Assessment Essentials of Executive Function Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment

Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Kristina C. Breaux

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470600012

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WIAT-III and KTEA-II Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment is the only resource providing practical, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test, Third Edition (WIAT-III) and the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Second Edition (KTEA-II), two popular measures of individual achievement frequently administered for educational planning, transitional programming for students with disabilities, and vocational guidance. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, 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 up-to-date and rich information beyond what is available in the tests' manuals, Essentials of WIAT-III and KTEA-II Assessment includes case studies illustrating how to make optimal use of the tests. In addition, the book is packaged with an accompanying CD-ROM containing a program allowing users to enter KTEA-II data to obtain growth scores; useful files to assist users in the proper administration and scoring of the WIAT-III Written Expression subtests; and a cross-battery approach for both tests. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Essentials of Temperament Assessment

Author: Diana Joyce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470594049

Category: Psychology

Page: 208

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to effectively conduct a comprehensive temperament assessment Understanding temperament has the potential to better inform treatment and intervention choices as well as promote awareness for qualities that are somewhat malleable. Essentials of Temperament Assessment presents balanced coverage of those instruments that directly measure temperament qualities in adults and children. This guide enables mental health professionals to select the method that best fits the situations, groups of people, and programs that are involved. With an overview of clinical applications of temperament assessments, Essentials of Temperament Assessment gathers as many resources as possible to enable professionals to make their own judgment about the most appropriate temperament assessments, including: New York Longitudinal Scales Adult Temperament Questionnaire (ATQ) Carey Temperament Scales (CTS) Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Student Styles Questionnaire (SSQ) Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, 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. Offering a myriad of ways to assess temperament, Essentials of Temperament Assessment arms professionals with the most appropriate technique or combination of techniques for their particular temperament assessment purposes.

Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments

Author: Hedwig Teglasi

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470627181

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret a variety of storytelling techniques Storytelling techniques are a popular projective approach for assessing many aspects of a person's personality, such as cognitive processes, emotional functioning, and self-regulation. The broad spectrum of techniques includes the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT—the most widely embraced), Roberts-2, and TEMAS (Tell-Me-A-Story). To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Written by Hedwig Teglasi, a leading researcher of the TAT and other storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, 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. Fully revised and updated to reflect the current research supporting storytelling techniques, Essentials of TAT and Other Storytelling Assessments, Second Edition reflects the latest data and theory on scoring stories and includes new material on interpreting stories in reference to a person's abilities in cognition, emotion, relationships, motivation, and self-regulation. As well, the author provides expert assessment of the methods' relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on their clinical applications, and several case studies to illustrate best practices for implementing the storytelling approach to personality assessment. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series: Essentials of Assessment Report Writing Essentials of PAI Assessment Essentials of 16PF Assessment Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition Essentials of MillonTM Inventories Assessment, Third Edition Essentials of Rorschach Assessment Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment Essentials of MMPI-A Assessment

Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals

Author: Guy McBride,Ron Dumont,John O. Willis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118041704

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, and other school service providers need a comprehensive resource to guide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how it should be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, book of its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate this often-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each 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. Written in the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of the seven concise chapters covers terminology, classification, assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA. With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicial decisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as references to the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504 regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals provides helpful guidelines for educational assessments and evaluations.

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Author: David S. Nichols

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118037393

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret the MMPI®-2 The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI®-2) is the most widely used test in the world for personality assessment. To use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and literature on this test, Essentials of MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, 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 MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition adds new material on the MMPI®-2 RC and the MMPI®-2 RF, providing step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Additionally, the author provides his expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

Essentials of KABC-II Assessment

Author: Alan S. Kaufman,Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen,Nadeen L. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471710997

Category: Psychology

Page: 384

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret the KABC-II Now designed for children aged three to eighteen, the KABC-II isamong the top tier of children's tests of cognitive ability. Alanand Nadeen Kaufman, authors of the KABC-II, joined forces withElizabeth Lichtenberger and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen to produceEssentials of KABC-II Assessment. The best source of information on the new edition of the K-ABC,Essentials of KABC-II Assessment provides students andpractitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning andapplication, including expert assessment of the test's relativestrengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinicalapplications, and illuminating case reports. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered.

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan,Alan S. Kaufman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471703702

Category: Psychology

Page: 374

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A successor to the extremely popular Essentials of WISC-III/WPPSI-R Assessment(0-471-34501-6), Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians comprehensive guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting the latest revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scales for Children. Featuring the popular Essentials format of call-out boxes, Test Yourself questions and step-by-step instructions, this handy resource also includes strengths and weaknesses of the instrument, practical clinical applications, and illustrative case reports. This detailed guide to using this immensely popular measure of intelligence is a must-have for anyone involved in the psychological testing of children.

Essentials of Planning, Selecting, and Tailoring Interventions for Unique Learners

Author: Jennifer T. Mascolo,Vincent C. Alfonso,Dawn P. Flanagan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118417356

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

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A Resource for Designing and Implementing Intervention Programsfor At-Risk Learners This authoritative resource provides step-by-step procedures forplanning, selecting, and tailoring interventions for at-risklearners with a unique focus on how to individualize interventionsusing actual case examples. In addition, this volume offersguidelines for gathering and interpreting data in a manner thatassists in identifying targets for intervention and rich discussionand information relating to specific academic, cognitive, andbehavioral manifestations of students with learning difficulties inreading, math, writing, and oral language. Practitioners will alsorecognize and learn how to intervene with students from underservedand mis-served populations who are at risk for learning failureincluding English-language learners and students from impoverishedenvironments. Each chapter describes how specific difficulties interfere withclassroom tasks and explain how to select, modify, or otherwisetailor an intervention based on that information. As with allvolumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this volume includes callout boxes highlighting keyconcepts, extensive illustrative material, and test questions. Thecompanion CD-ROM provides additional worksheets, case studies, andhandouts.

Essentials of WJ IV Tests of Achievement

Author: Nancy Mather,Barbara J. Wendling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111879916X

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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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 ofAchievement Written by Nancy Mather and Barbara J. Wendling—two expertson the topic—Essentials of WJ IV®Tests of Achievement provides step-by-step guidance foradministering, scoring, and interpreting the achievement portion ofthe WJ IV®.Designed to be an easy-to-use reference,the text goes beyond the information found in the WJIV® test manual to offer full explanations of thetests and clusters on the WJ IV® ACH. Thisessential guide also explains the meaning of all scores andinterpretive features and includes valuable advice on clinicalapplications and illuminating case studies. Essentials of WJ IV® Tests of Achievementcontains: Concise chapters that feature numerous callout boxeshighlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and 'Test Yourself'questions Separate chapter on the use and interpretation of the WJIV® Tests of Oral Language and how the WJIV® ACH and WJ IV® OL can be usedtogether to increase diagnostic utility Expert assessment of the test's relative strengths andweaknesses This accessible resource highlights the most informative aspectsof WJ IV® ACH, points out common errors, andreviews the complexities of administration and scoring theWoodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement.

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

Author: George McCloskey,Lisa A. Perkins

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470422025

Category: Psychology

Page: 404

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"Designed for professionals who want to learn how to administer, score, and interpret popular assessments of executive functions, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF, BRIEF-SR), the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), and the NEPSY-II, among others. ... The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains interview forms for parents and teachers, student observation forms, reference material on the BRIEF and other rating scales, case-study reference material, and several sample psychoeducational assessment reports."--Cover p. [4].