This guide to the WAIS-III and WMS-III tests is written to help clinical practitioners achieve efficient and accurate interpretations of test results. The only interpretive guide to be based on data obtained while standardizing the tests, this reference source provides new models for interpreting results, as well as practical information on the diagnostic validity, demographically corrected norms, and accuracy of the tests in measuring intelligence and memory. The focus of information is to allow clinicians to reduce variance in the interpretations of scores, indicating how best to factor in socio-economic status of respondents, interpreting meaningful change in serial assessments, and scoring with alternate or omitted sub-tests. Also included in the book are chapters on accommodating clients with disabilities. The final chapter discusses frequently asked questions (with answers) on the use and interpretation of the tests, as well as practical issues to help make scoring time-efficient and accurate.
Introduction. Preface. Contributors. Part I: The Evolution of the Weschler Scales. D.S. Tulsky, D.H. Saklofske, and J.H. Ricker, Historical Overview of Intelligence and Memory: Factors Influencing the Wechsler Scales. D.S. Tulsky, D.H. Saklofske, and J. Zhu, Revising a Standard: An Evaluation of the Origin and Development of the WAIS-III. D.S. Tulsky, N.D. Chiaravalloti, B. Palmer, and G.J. Chelune, The Wechsler Memory Scale, Third Edition: A New Perspective. Part II: Reducing Variance When Interpreting WAIS-III and WMS-III Scores: Introduction to Chapters 4-8. D.S. Tulsky, R.J. Ivnik, L. Price, and C. Wilkins, Assessment of Cognitive Functioning with the WAIS-III and WMS-III: Development of a Six-Factor Model. R.K. Heaton, M.J. Taylor, and J. Manly, Demographic Effects and Use of Demographically Corrected Norms with the WAIS-III and WMS-III. K. Hawkins and D.S. Tulsky, WAIS-III WMS-III Discrepancy Analysis: Six-Factor Model Index Discrepancy Base Rates, Implications, and a Preliminary Consideration of Utility. G. Smith, J.H. Cerhan, and R.J. Ivnik, Diagnostic Validity. T. Lineweaver and G.J. Chelune, Use of the WAIS-III and WMS-III in the Context of Serial Assessments: Interpreting Reliable and Meaningful Change. Part III: Dealing with "curveballs" when using the WAIS-III and WMS-III: The interpretation of unstandardized administration. J. Harris, D.S. Tulsky, and M. Schultheis, Assessment of the Non-Native English Speaker: Assimilating History and Research Findings to Guide Clinical Practice. B. Palmer, M. Taylor, and R.K. Heaton, Accuracy of WAIS-III-WMS-III Joint Factor Scores When One or More Subtest is Omitted or an Alternate Subtest is Employed. J. Braden, Accommodating Clients with Disabilities on the WAIS-III and WMS. Part IV: Training Others to Admister the WAIS-III and WMS-III: A Guide to Practical Issues. L. Lacritz and C.M. Cullum, The WAIS-III and WMS-III: Practical Issues and Frequently Asked Questions. Appendix 1. Appendix 2. Index.
"In summary, I found this to be a most informative and enjoyable book." -JOURNAL OF CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGY "Anyone who uses the WAIS-III and WMS-III... should have this text on his or her bookshelf." -APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY "These chapters are thoroughly delightful, and the only shortcoming is that they are too brief." -JOURNAL OF THE INTERNATIONAL NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL SOCIETY