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WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation. Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional

  • ID: 3148925
  • Book
  • June 2015
  • 456 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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The Wechsler Intelligence Scale is the most widely used intelligence test for children worldwide. WISC-V introduces new subtests, composite scores, process scores, error scores, and scaled scores as a more complex and accurate means of assessing cognitive abilities. WISC-V Assessment and Interpretation provides practical information for clinicians on selection of subtest measures, administration, and interpretation.

New subtests are described along with tips for accurate administration and scoring. Full Scale IQ is identified as important for predicting relevant behaviors, and primary index scores for characterizing the child's strengths and weaknesses. Classroom indicators of low scores on each of these abilities are identified, with suggested interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers. Coverage includes ethnic differences for the Full Scale IQ and each primary index score, along with evidence of the profound influence of parental attitudes and expectations. Several other societal and contextual factors relevant to understanding racial/ethnic differences are presented. Two chapters review use of the WISC-V for identifying learning disabilities, testing of individuals with dyslexia, and best-practice recommendations to ensure accurate diagnosis and intervention. Concluding chapters describe advances in the Q-interactive system platform allowing administration of the WISC-V on iPads and other tablets and how clinicians can tailor assessment using select WISC-V subtests and features.

  • Authored by the creators of the WISC-V
  • Describes the new subtests, revised test structure, and test extensions
  • Advises clinicians on test selection and custom tailoring of assessment measures
  • Provides best practice recommendations for accurate administration and scoring
  • Addresses electronic administration via tablets and comparison to print scores
  • Reviews social/contextual factors for understanding racial/ethnic differences
  • Translates scores to predict behaviors and identify child strengths and weaknesses
  • Suggests interventions, accommodations, and instructional strategies for low scorers

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Part I: Applied Considerations

Chapter 1: WISC-V: Advances in the Assessment of Intelligence Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske, James A. Holdnack, and Aurelio Prifitera

Chapter 2: Practical Issues in WISC-V Administration and Scoring Dustin Wahlstrom, Lawrence G. Weiss and Donald H. Saklofske

Chapter 3: Practical Considerations in WISC-V Interpretation and Intervention A. Lynne Beal, James A. Holdnack, Donald H. Saklofske, and Lawrence G. Weiss

Part II: Theoretical Considerations

Chapter 4: Theoretical and Clinical Foundations of the WISC-V Index Scores Lawrence G. Weiss, James A. Holdnack, Donald H. Saklofske, and Aurelio Prifitera

Chapter 5: WISC-V Use in Societal Context Lawrence G. Weiss, Victoria Locke, Tianshu Pan, Jossette G. Harris, Donald H. Saklofske and Aurelio Prifitera

Chapter 6: The Flynn Effect and its Clinical Implications Jacques Grégoire, Mark Daniel, Antolin M. Llorente and Lawrence G. Weiss

Part III: Clinical Considerations

Chapter 7: Testing Hispanics with WISC-V and WISC-IV Spanish Lawrence G. Weiss, Maria R. Munoz, and Aurelio Prifitera

Chapter 8: WISC-V and the Evolving Role of Intelligence Testing in the Assessment of Learning Disabilities Donald H. Saklofske, Lawrence G. Weiss, Kristina Breaux, and A. Lynne Beal

Chapter 9: Translating Scientific Progress in Dyslexia into Twenty-first Century Diagnosis and Interventions Bennett A. Shaywitz, Lawrence G. Weiss, Donald H. Saklofske and Sally E. Shaywitz

Chapter 10: Issues Related to the WISC-V Assessment of Cognitive Functioning in Clinical and Special Groups Jessie L. Miller, Donald H. Saklofske, Lawrence G. Weiss, Lisa Drozdick, Antolin M. Llorente, James A. Holdnack, and Aurelio Prifitera

Part IV: Current and Future Directions

Chapter 11: Digital Assessment with Q-Interactive Dustin Wahlstrom, Mark Daniel, Lawrence G. Weiss and Aurelio Prifitera

Chapter 12: WISC-V and the Personalized Assessment Approach James A. Holdnack, Aurelio Prifitera, Lawrence G. Weiss, and Donald H. Saklofske

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Weiss, Lawrence G.
Lawrence G. Weiss, PhD is Vice President of Test Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment. He oversees a department of 150 professionals and is responsible for all research and test development activities related to the company's psychological, educational, speech, language, and occupational therapy assessment products as well as post college admissions tests. He also advises on test development activities for the company's international business partners around the globe including Pearson Clinical Assessment offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, India, China, Spain, and Brazil.

Dr. Weiss has presented widely on intelligence in more than a dozen countries. He has authored or co-authored the following 7 graduate level text books:

. WISC-III Cross Cultural Analyses: Culture and Children's Intelligence (2003)

. WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2005)

. WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation (2006)

. WISC-IV Clinical Use and Intervention (2008)

. WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)

. BAYLEY-III Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)

. Advanced Clinical Assessment with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (2013)

Some of his books have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In addition, he has authored or coauthored approximately 30 journal articles, 12 technical reports, and 10 other book chapters.

Dr. Weiss holds a PhD degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Texas A&M University, and a master's degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Judy Ann. The Weiss' have two adult sons.
Saklofske, Donald H.
Dr. Donald H. Saklofske is Professor, Department of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario, Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and International Research Associate, University of Florence. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Canadian Psychological Association. Don's research focuses on personality, intelligence, individual differences and psychological assessment. He has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and books. He is Editor-in-Chief of Personality and Individual Differences and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.
Holdnack, James A.
Prifitera, Aurelio
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