Clinical Assessment of Child and Adolescent Intelligence

  • Randy W. Kamphaus
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Introduces the elementary principles of assessment and diagnostic practice with children and adolescents, providing a "drill and practice" in test interpretation. This text is authoritative and detailed in its description of the various measures and instruments used in such assessment and diagnosis. It provides extensive information about interpretation of test results, providing a solid handbook of training and practice.
All chapters end with "Conclusions" and "Chapter Summary." I.PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS. 1.History. Early History. The First Breakthrough. The Contributions of Terman. World War I. The Second 50 Years. A Century of Controversy. Recent History. 2.Theory. Colloquial Theory. Binet's Rationale. Measurement Assumptions. General Intelligence Theory. Factor Analytic Theories. A Taxonomy. New "Factors." Developmental Perspectives. Information Processing Theory. Contextual/Ecological Theories. 3.Research Findings. Stability. Nature vs. Nurture. Can We "Cure" Low Intelligence? Other Factors Affecting Intelligence. II. ASSESSMENT FOUNDATIONS. 4.The Assessment Process. The Testing Environment. Establishing Rapport. Conducting an Assessment. General Administration Procedures. Problems in the Assessment Process. 5.Psychometric Principles and Issues. Measures of Central Tendency. Measures of Variability. The Normal Curve. Norm Referenced Scores. Types of Scores. Correlation. Reliability. Validity. Standardization Sampling. Why Test Scores Differ. 6.Culture and Bias. Test Bias and the Courts. The SOMPA Alternative. Defining the Issues. Scientific Studies of Bias. Multicultural Expertise. 7.Practice Standards and Ethics. Standards. Test Standards. Assessment Ethics. Test Selection. Sample Cases of Test Selection. III. ASSESSMENT METHODS. 8.The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Third Edition (WISC-III). Wechsler's Views. Wechsler's View of Intelligence. Structure of the WISC-III. Psychometric Properties of the WISC-III. Administration. Scoring. The Wechsler Subtests. Basic Interpretation. Other WISC-III Interpretive Issues. WISC-III Strengths and Weaknesses. 9.Stanford-Binet Fourth Edition. Theoretical Basis. Psychometric Properties. Binet-4 Subtests. Interpretation. Case Study. Binet-4 Strengths and Weaknesses. 10.Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC). Theoretical Framework. Organization of the K-ABC. Psychometric Properties of the K-ABC. Administration and Scoring. Interpretation. Sample Case-Walter. Assessing Exceptional Children with the K-ABC. Educational Remediation Research. K-ABC Short Forms. Nonverbal Scale. K-ABC Strengths and Weaknesses. 11.Assessment of Adolescent and Adult Intelligence. Recent Developments in Adolescent and Adult Intellectual Assessment. The Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scales: History. From the W-BI to the WAIS and the WAIS-R: Similarities and Differences. WAIS-III. Administration and Scoring. WAIS-III Subtests. Interpretation of the WAIS-III. WAIS-III Strengths and Weaknesses. Kaufman Adolescent & Adult Intelligence Test. 12.Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability. Overview. 13.Differential Ability Scales. DAS Sample Case. 14.Achievement and Intelligence Screeners. Intelligence Screeners. Academic Achievement Screeners. Sample Case. 15.Infant and Preschool Methods. Issues in Preschool Assessment. Assessing Infants. Infant Tests. Preschool Tests. 16.Nonverbal Tests. The Construct(s). Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT). Hiskey-Nebraska Tests of Learning Aptitude (HNTLA or Hiskey). Leiter International Performance Scale-Revised (Leiter-R). Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (CTONI). WISC-III Performance Scale. K-ABC Nonverbal Scale. Differential Ability Scales. Columbia Mental Maturity Scale. Raven's Progressive Matrices. Matrix Analogies Test. IV. INTERPRETATION AND REPORTING. 17.Modern Interpretation Methods. Historical Precedents. Preparation for Interpretation. A Class Exercise. Five Easy Steps Applied to a Sample Case (Box 17.1). Some Practical Interpretive Issues. 18.Report Writing and Oral Reporting. Pitfalls of Report Writing. The Consumer's View. Suggested Practices. Adapting Reports to Audience and Setting. Other Report Writing Issues. A Proposed Format for New Students. Communicating Results Orally. 19.Neuropsychological Assessment and Intellectual Function in Children. Neuropsychological Assessment and Intellectual Function in Children. Neuropscyhological Theories of Intellectual Function. Neurodevelopmental Considerations. Neuropsychological Assessment with Children. Neuropsychological Assessment and "g." Neurocognitive Correlates of Various Pediatric Syndromes. 20.Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities. Mental Retardation. Learning Disabilities. Appendix A: Intelligence Test Interpretation Research. References. Appendix.
Uitgavejaar 2001
ISBN 9780205280322
Verschijningsdatum 2 apr. 2001
Omvang 676
Auteur(s) Randy W. Kamphaus
Bindwijze Gebonden
Taal Engels
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