Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

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Exploit the full potential of the WPPSI-IV with analysis from multiple perspectives

Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment is a comprehensive guide to administering, scoring, and interpreting the latest edition of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, which represents a major revision of the prior edition. Step-by-step guidelines walk readers through the process, and new Behind the Scenes boxes provide unprecedented insight into the new subtests and the test development process. The book highlights common errors and complex aspects so readers can avoid them, and includes illustrative case studies based on data collected during the scale's standardization to assist in proper administration and interpretation. The companion CD provides software that automates score interpretation, and supplies users with tools to enhance WPPSI-IV administration and report writing.

Used to evaluate for learning or intellectual disabilities, developmental or language delays, or gifted and talented classification, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence is the most widely used assessment of intelligence for young children. Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment applies an interpretive approach that allows flexibility in response to the real constraints and challenges inherent in working with children, describing performance in both normative and interpersonal contexts to facilitate interpretive case formulations from multiple theoretical and clinical perspectives. Topics include:

  • WPPSI-IV administration and clinical applications
  • Scoring, score analysis, and interpretation
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the WPPSI-IV
  • Differences across demographic groups

The book and accompanying CD also provide alternatives for situations in which published comparison scores may not be available or applicable to a particular child, and supplies composite scores aimed at facilitating WPPSI-IV interpretation from a variety of theoretical approaches. Those who employ the WPPSI-IV must have a thorough grasp of the full potential of the tool, and Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment contains the insight and information that allow for deeper understanding.

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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

About the Author:

SUSAN ENGI RAIFORD, PHD, and DIANE L. COALSON, PHD, were the research directors for the WPPSI™-IV, as well as numerous other Wechsler Intelligence Scales. As research directors, they were responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing all aspects of scale development, including writing the published manuals.

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