Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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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.

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WISC®-IV

The WISC®-IV is one of the premier cognitive assessment instruments for children. Coauthored by Alan Kaufman, who worked closely with David Wechsler on the WISC®-R, Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment provides beginning and seasoned clinicians comprehensive step-by-step guidelines to administering, scoring, and interpreting the latest revision of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children®.

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 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 best source of information on the new edition of the WISC®, Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test’s relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports.

About the Author:

Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at St. John’s University, Jamaica, New York, and the author of several books, including Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment (with Ortiz) and Essentials of WJ III® Cognitive Abilities Assessment (with Schrank, Woodcock, and Mascolo). The theory upon which the WISC®-IV is interpreted in this book–CHC theory–was first introduced in Dr. Flanagan’s book on the Wechsler Scales, published in 2000 (with McGrew and Ortiz).

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is a Professor at Yale University School of Medicine and is a series editor for the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series. He has written numerous books on the Wechsler Scales and intelligence testing, and is the author of several widely used assessment instruments.

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