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Jerome M. Sattler and Joseph J. Ryan
Copyright 2009, 321 pages
Hardbound, 8.5 x 11
ISBN 978-0-9702671-7-7


This book is impressive in its detail of background, administration, and interpretation of the new WAIS–IV given the limited research that is currently available on this version. It is an easy-to-follow, sturdy hardbound book to be used as a reference for years to come. It is of particular interest to the personality assessor in that it encourages the mining of data from this intellectual test for purposes of understanding the individual in his or her broader sociocultural and personality context.
—April Fallon. (2013). Book Review of Sattler and Ryan, Assessment with the WAIS–IV. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(1), 125–127, http://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2012.736905

“This is a comprehensive, well written book that provides through coverage of the rationale, psychometrics, administrative and scoring guidelines, and interpretative considerations for the new WAIS–V—an indispensable text for both students and professionals. The structured format of the chapters helps organize the large volume of material, and the author takes a very practical approach, with numerous examples, step-by-step instructions, and tables that will be useful to both students and professionals. The book also presents general recommendations for assessment and report writing, as well as information on specific populations, including individuals with sensory and physical impairments, the aging population, and individuals with cognitive disorders.”
— June Sprock, Indiana State University

“A clear, concise text that will enhance the practice of both experienced professionals and beginning graduate students.”
—Salvatore Massa, Marist College

“Sattler and Ryan’s new text is a gift to both emerging and experienced examiners. This edition preserves Dr. Sattler’s characteristic precision and merges this with incredibly supportive, comprehensive and practical advice for new examiners. It simultaneously provides an excellent review of familiar testing procedures and detailed explanations for new subtests, prompts, and administration guidelines for the fourth edition of the WAIS.
     The authors feature the most current research, especially concerning the assessment of dementia, and present deeply sensitive thinking about assessment and diversity. They also offer a creative, extensive description of testing-of-limits procedures for more seasoned examiners, and critical discussions regarding strengths and limitations of the WAIS-IV.
     Examiners with varying levels of competence and confidence in the assessment of intelligence will benefit from the detailed guidelines, critical analyses and practical applications offered in this text. Read each table and figure to grasp the essence of the material, and to appreciate the depth of the authors’ knowledge and their commitment to training the next generation of examiners.”
—Gina Touch Mercer, American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Phoenix Campus

“This book is a great resource for those wanting to be more familiar with the development of, administration, scoring, and interpretations the WAIS-IV. This is a must have for graduate students that are learning the WAIS-IV and want to be able to integrate the measure into their own practice."
—Michael L. Stanfill, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

“This book is an essential supplement to understanding and using the WAIS-IV. It will thoroughly walk you through any questions about this measure in a user friendly way, from administration to scoring to interpretation.”
—Carla A. Hitchcock, California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University

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