Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficits
Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment is 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.
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 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.
Executive functions experts George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins also provide general techniques that can be used to interpret aspects of executive functions using tests that are not specifically designed as measures of executive functions. 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.
Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:
Essentials of Assessment Report Writing
Essentials of WAIS–IV Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WISC–IV Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of WIAT–III and KTEA–II Assessment
Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of Evidence–Based Academic Interventions
Essentials of Processing Assessment
Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition
Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition
Essentials of NEPSY–II Assessment
Essentials of WMS–IV Assessment
One A Multidimensional Model of Executive Functions 1
Two Executive Functions and Related Psychological Constructs 45
Three A Framework for the Assessment of Executive Functions 82
Four Assessment of Executive Functions Using Clinical Assessment Interviews, Records Review, and Behavior Observations 107
Five Assessment of Executive Functions Using Tests of Cognition 131
Six Assessment of Executive Functions Using Tests of Academic Skills 188
Seven Assessment of Executive Functions Using Behavior Rating Scales 248
Eight Reporting Executive Functions Assessment Results 319
About the Authors 387
About the CD–ROM 399
GEORGE McCLOSKEY, PhD, is Professor at and Director of School Psychology Research in the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
LISA A. PERKINS, PsyD, is a school psychologist for the Westport, Connecticut, Public Schools and maintains a private practice at the Family Study Center, Inc., in Danbury, Connecticut.