Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment. Essentials of Psychological Assessment

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  • Book
  • 352 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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  • Step–by–step guidance in administering, scoring, and interpreting the WPPSI –IV
  • Expert advice on test selection, analyzing scores, interpretation, and interventions
  • Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to expertly administer, score, and interpret the WPPSI –IV

Anyone who assesses young children is familiar with the challenges of obtaining accurate and adequate test data. In Essentials of WPPSI –IV Assessment, the research directors who developed the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence –Fourth Edition offer an insider s perspective on its conceptualization, development, administration, and scoring. The authors flexible interpretive approach describes performance in both normative and intrapersonal contexts and enables interpretive case formulations from multiple theoretical and clinical perspectives.

Designed to help busy practitioners and school psychologists quickly acquire the expertise they need to make optimal use of the WPPSI –IV, each concise chapter features end–of–chapter test questions and Rapid Reference, Caution, and Don t Forget boxes that are hallmark features of the Essentials series. The authors also include new Behind the Scenes boxes that provide unprecedented insight into the test development process.

The CD–ROM provides helpful tools to enhance WPPSI –IV administration and report writing, interpretive tables, and normative data for a number of index scores not available within the published test. The CD also includes the WPPSI –IV Interpretive Assistant 1.0, a scoring software that calculates norms for the additional index scores and walks the practitioner through the authors interpretive approach.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

Essentials of School Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WIAT®–III and KTEA–II Assessment

Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of ADHD Assessment for Children and Adolescents

Essentials of Cross–Battery Assessment, Third Edition

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Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

One Overview 1

Two WPPSI–IV Administration 45Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Erik Gallemore

Three WPPSI–IV Scoring 105Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Kathleen M. Rollins

Four WPPSI–IV Score Analysis and Interpretation 147

Five Strengths and Weaknesses of the WPPSI–IV 189Ron Dumont and John O. Willis

Six WPPSI–IV Score Differences Across Demographic Groups 215Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Mark D. Engi

Seven WPPSI–IV Clinical Applications 237Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Stephanie A. Tong

Eight Illustrative Case Reports 269

About the CD–ROM 307

Author Index 311

Subject Index 317

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SUSAN ENGI RAIFORD, PHD, and DIANE L. COALSON, PHD, are the research directors for the WPPSI –IV, as well as numerous other Wechsler Intelligence Scales that have been published over the past decade. As research directors, they are responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing all aspects of scale development, including writing the published manuals.

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