WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives

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WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation: Scientist-Practitioner Perspectives

Format:  Hardcover,

293 pages

Publisher: Academic Pr

Publish Date: May 2010

ISBN-13: 9780123750358

ISBN-10: 0123750350

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Published in August of 2008, WAIS-IV is the most widely used intelligence test for adults in the world. Substantive changes were made to the WAIS-IV from the WAIS-III leaving clinicians with questions as to how to use and interpret the measure effectively. Written by the creators of the new test, this book serves as the ultimate insider's guide to the new test, providing users with the kind of access to norms and data that would be unavailable to any subsequent book on clinical use of this measure.

The book discusses the changes made between 3rd and 4th editions along with an FAQ and answers about use and interpretation. The reader is instructed how to interpret composite scores, and everything needed to use and interpret two entirely new composite scores: the General Ability Index (GAI), and the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI). This information does NOT appear in the manual accompanying the test.

The second section of the book focuses on WAIS-IV use and interpretation with special clinical applications and populations, including with multicultural clients, in neuropsychological settings, with individuals experiencing psychological disorders, and with older adults. The editors and chapter authors have exclusive access to proprietary WAIS-IV data to run advanced analyses and provide information beyond what is offered in the WAIS-IV manual.
* Provides practical advice on scoring and administration
* Facilitates understanding WAIS-IV use with special populations
* Describes use of the WAIS-IV with WMS-II

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Publisher: Academic Pr
Publish Date: May 2010
ISBN-13: 9780123750358
ISBN-10: 0123750350
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 293
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.46
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 0.75

Chapter outline

List of contributors
Foreword
Preface
The WAIS-IV: Development and Foundations
WAIS-IV: Advanced in the Assessment of Intelligence
Introduction
Wechsler's theory of intelligence: past and present
Structure and content of the WAIS-IV
Subtest descriptions
Score descriptions
WAIS-III to WAIS-IV: what's new?
Changes to structure and content
Other changes
Conclusion
References
Practical Issues in WAIS-IV Administration and Scoring
Introduction
Administration and scoring considerations
Verbal Comprehension scale
Perceptual Reasoning scale
Working Memory scale
Processing Speed scale
Key prompts
Frequently asked administration and scoring questions
Conclusion
Appendix: What WAIS-III users should know about WAIS-IV
References
Theoretical, Empirical and Clinical Foundations of the WAIS-IV Index Scores
Introduction
The WAIS-IV index scores
Verbal Comprehension Index
Perceptual Reasoning Index
Working Memory Index
Processing Speed Index (PSI)
Toward a dynamic model of intellectual abilities
Analyzing differences among index scores
The WAIS-IV Composite Scores
General Ability Index (GAI)
Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI)
Issues in estimating overall ability
Summary and Comment
References
The WAIS-IV: Clinical Use and Interpretation in Context
WAIS-IV Use in Societal Context
Introduction
Bias issues in intellectual assessment
Demographic differences in various areas of life
Racial/ethnic group disparities in education
Racial/ethnic group disparities in mental health status
Racial/ethnic group disparities in physical health status
Racial/ethnic group disparities in income
Implications of demographic differences in various areas of life
The role of cognitive stimulation in intellectual development
Home environment influences on cognitive development
The role of the person in the development and maintenance of cognitive abilities
Patterns of IQ and Index score differences across racial/ethnic groups
SES mediators of FSIQ differences between culturally diverse groups
Are there individual mediators of intelligence that are universal?
Summary
References
The Flynn Effect and the Wechsler Scales
Introduction
Variability of the Flynn effect
What causes the Flynn effect?
Current research
Research method
Samples
Analysis
Results
FSIQ change by ability
FSIQ change by gender, education, and age
CPI change by ability and demographics
Score change in the DAS and the Bayley
Discussion
The Flynn effect and test construct
Is IQ change due to population change?
Conclusion
References
WAIS-IV Use in Neuropsychological Assessment
Introduction
From WAIS-III to WAIS-IV
Changes to the WAIS-IV
Comparability of WAIS-IV and WAIS-III
Implications of changes in WAIS-IV for neuropsychological applications
Neuropsychological interpretation of the WAIS-IV
Clinical analysis of WAIS-IV scores
Test-retest reliability
Initial validity studies of WAIS-IV
Supplemental analyses of clinical scales
Intellectual giftedness and disability
Traumatic brain injury
Mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Major depression
Summary
Future research
References
The Wechsler Intelligence Scales in the Assessment of Psychopathology
Historical introduction
Factor analytic studies
Schizophrenia
Factor analytic studies
The schizophrenia spectrum
Autism
Factor analytic studies
Traumatic brain injury
Cluster and factor analytic studies
Summary
References
Do the WAIS-IV Tests Measure the Same Aspects of Cognitive Functioning in Adults Under and Over Age 65?
Introduction
Comparisons of level of performance
Reliability
Correlations among variables
Correlations with other variables
Discussion
References
Using WAIS-IV with WMS-IV
Introduction
Overview of WMS-IV
Brief history of the Wechsler Memory scale
WMS-IV structure
Interpretation
Combining WAIS-IV/WMS-IV scores
Methods for comparing scores
WAIS-IV versus WMS-IV comparisons
Case studies
Probable dementia of the Alzheimer's type - mild severity
Mild cognitive impairment
Traumatic brain injury
Left temporal epilepsy
References

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