Essentials of Cross Battery Assessment

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471757713
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently conduct Cross-Battery Assessment The Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) Cross-Battery assessment approach (also referred to as the XBA approach) is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary psychometric theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive and achievement batteries, enabling mental health professionals to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessing cognitive capabilities of culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this volume is designed to help busy mental health professionals 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 Yourself" questions that help you to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Second Edition is updated to include the latest edition of cognitive ability tests, including KABC-II, SB5, WISC-IV, WPPSI-III, DAS-II, WAIS-III, and WJ III COG as well as the most current comprehensive achievement tests, such as WJ III ACH, KTEA-II, and WIAT-II. A new chapter demonstrates the use of the XBA approach in assessing learning disabilities in a manner consistent with the recent reauthorization of IDEA. This book now includes a CD-ROM that contains three programs that allow you to enter data and review results: the Cross-Battery Assessment Data Management and Interpretive Assistant (XBA DMIA) v1.0; the Specific Learning Disability (SLD) Assistant v1.0; and the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM) v1.0. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Essentials of WISC IV Assessment

Author: Dawn P. Flanagan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470451750
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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 Assessment with Brief Intelligence Tests

Author: Susan R. Homack
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471264121
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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 Behavioral Assessment

Author: Michael C. Ramsay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471218901
Format: PDF, ePub
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret behavioral assessment tests Behavioral assessment tests analyze and assess a broad range ofbehavioral problems found among children and adolescents, includinghyperactivity, impulsivity, and ADHD. To use these tests properly,professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidanceon how to administer, score, and interpret them. Cowritten byleading experts in the behavioral assessment field and the creatorsof the BASC (Behavioral Assessment System for Children), Essentialsof Behavioral Assessment is that source. 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. Essentials of Behavioral Assessment is the first book to providestate-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines tousing the BASC, CRS-R (Conners' Rating Scales-Revised), and CBCL(Achenbach Child Behavior Checklists), the leading and most highlyrecognized behavioral assessment tests used in the field. Theauthors also offer expert assessment of the tests' merits andinclude classroom observations. Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries: Essentials of WJ IIITM Tests of Achievement Assessment Essentials of WJ IIITM Cognitive Abilities Assessment Essentials of WMS?-III Assessment Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment Essentials of Nepsy? Assessment Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment Essentials of Cognitive Assessment with KAIT and Other KaufmanMeasures Essentials of Nonverbal Assessment Essentials of WISC-III? and WPPSI-R? Assessment

Essentials of Dyslexia Assessment and Intervention

Author: Nancy Mather
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470927607
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 WAIS IV Assessment

Author: Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118421183
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Specific Learning Disability Identification

Author: Vincent C. Alfonso
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119313856
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Practical, up-to-date guidance on identifying Specific Learning Disability Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides accessible, authoritative guidance on specific learning disability (SLD), with the most up-to-date information on assessment, identification, interventions, and more. Contributions by leading experts examine multiple theoretical orientations and various identification approaches for dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and other common SLDs. Emphasizing real-world utility, this book provides important information for professionals who work with children and youth at risk; many of the SLD identification practices can be put to work immediately, and the expert coverage offers many strategies and interventions for student support in the classroom. This new second edition has been updated to align with the most current understanding of SLD manifestations, diagnostic assessment, and evidence-based interventions, and includes new material covering nonverbal learning disability, speech-language impairment, general learning difficulties, and differentially diagnosing SLD from other conditions. Early SLD identification and the right kind of help can raise the trajectory of a child's life. This book provides in-depth information to facilitate accurate identification and appropriate intervention to help you help the children in your care. Understand how SLD manifests in academic performance Learn theory- and research-based approaches to SLD identification Examine the latest information about new aspects of SLD determination Utilize appropriate and effective intervention strategies for student support If a child's learning disability is caught early, and the correct type of support is provided, that child gets the chance to develop the skills that lead to achievement in school and beyond. As a high-incidence disorder, SLD affects 10-15 percent of the general population, making successful identification an essential skill for those who work with children. Essentials of Specific Learning Disability Identification provides authoritative guidance and practical methods that can help you start changing children's lives today.

Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment

Author: Nancy Hebben
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470535899
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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