Essentials of WNV Assessment provides practitioners with the practical, step–by–step advice needed to administer, score, and interpret the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV), a nonverbal assessment of general ability used to assess a wide variety of individuals. The test is especially well suited for those who are not proficient in English, such as young children, recent immigrants, English language learners, and the deaf and hard of hearing.
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.
Essentials of WNV Assessment is the best source of information on the test, providing you with illuminating case reports, expert assessment of the test′s relative strengths and weaknesses, and valuable advice on its clinical applications. Authoritative and insightful coverage is presented for the assessment of examinees from diverse social, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. You will learn the fundamentals of administration and interpretation, as well as advanced tips for application of the WNV.
Series Preface xi
One Introduction and Overview 1
Two How toAdminister theWNV 13
Three How to Score theWNV 33
Four Interpretation of theWNV 53
Five Strengths andWeaknesses 73
Six Clinical Applications of theWNV 85
Seven Illustrative Case Reports 99
Annotated Bibliography 195
About the Authors 203
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation, a Fellow of APA Division 16 School Psychology, and recipient of that division′s Senior Scientist Award. In addition, he has published a number of research papers, books, and tests.
Steven T. Hardy–Braz, PsyS, NCSP, is a past president of the North Carolina School Psychology Association. He has worked with residential schools for deaf students, the U.S. Department of the Defense, and public school systems. In addition to providing state, regional, and national training in assessment and diagnosis, especially in evaluations with students with learning disabilities, he consulted on the development of the WNV.