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ASSESSMENT with the WAIS-IV

Jerome M. Sattler and Joseph J. Ryan
Copyright 2009, 321 pages
Hardbound, 8.5 x 11
ISBN 978-0-9702671-7-7
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Chapter 1.  General Guidelines for Administering Tests
Examiner Characteristics
Preparing for the First Meeting
Establishing Rapport
Observing Individuals
General Suggestions for Administering Tests
Administering Tests to Individuals with Special Needs
Thinking Through the Issues
Summary
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions

Chapter 2.  Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition
     (WAIS-IV): Description
A Note About Terminology
Standardization
Standard Scores and Scaled Scores
Reliability
Validity
Intercorrelations for Subtests and Scales
Factor Analysis
Range of Subtest and Process Score Scaled Scores
Range of Index Scores
Range of Full Scale IQs
Comparison of the WAIS–IV and the WAIS–III
Administering the WAIS–IV
Short Forms
Choosing Between the WAIS–IV and the WISC–IV
Administering the WAIS–IV to Individuals with Disabilities
Strengths of the WAIS–IV
Limitations of the WAIS–IV
Concluding Comment
Thinking Through the Issues
Summary
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions

Chapter 3.  WAIS-IV Subtests
Block Design
Similarities
Digit Span
Matrix Reasoning
Vocabulary
Arithmetic
Symbol Search
Visual Puzzles
Information
Coding
Letter–Number Sequencing
Figure Weights
Comprehension
Cancellation
Picture Completion
Thinking Through the Issues
Summary
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions 

Chapter 4.  Interpreting the WAIS–IV

The Scales
Profile Analysis: Background Considerations
Primary and Optional Methods of Profile Analysis
Comment on Profile Analysis
A Successive‑Level Approach to Test Interpretation
Steps in Analyzing a WAIS–IV Protocol
Estimated Percentile Ranks
Age and WAIS–IV Performance
Comment on Interpreting the WAIS–IV
Test Your Skill
Thinking Through the Issues
Summary
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions

Chapter 5.  Report Writing Guidelines
Sections of a Psychological Report
Principles of Report Writing
Questions to Assess the Quality of a Psychological Report
Illustration of a Portion of a Psychological Report
Comment on Report Writing
Thinking Through the Issues
Summary 
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions 

Chapter 6.  Aging and Cognitive Ability
Profile of the Aging American Population
Aging and Sensory Systems
Aging and Brain Functioning
Aging and Cognitive Plasticity
Aging and Cognitive Ability
Aging and Dementia
Using the WAIS–IV in a Neuropsychological Assessment
Recommendations for Further Reading
Thinking Through the Issues 
Summary 
Key Terms, Concepts, and Names
Study Questions

Appendixes
A. Quantitative Tables for the WAIS–IV
B. Miscellaneous Tables for the WAIS–IV

References
Name Index
Subject Index

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