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Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-18915-3
576 pages
May 2009
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The WISC-IV is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US, providing essential information into a child s cognitive functioning. Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment with CD-ROM, Second Edition presents professionals with step-by-step instruction on scoring and interpreting this test. Thoroughly updated, the new edition is now packaged with a CD-ROM for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV. In addition, each chapter has been fully revised. Anyone involved in the psychological testing of children, specifically school psychologists and clinical psychologists, will benefit from this popular measure of intelligence.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface.



One: Introduction and Overview.

Two: How to Administer the WISC-IV.

Three: How to Score the WISC-IV.

Four: How to Interpret the WISC-IV.

Five: Strengths and Weaknesses of the WISC-IV.

Six: Clinical Applications: A Review of Special Group Studies with the WISC-IV and Assessment of Low-Incidence Populations.

Seven: Clinical Applications: Assessment of Gifted, Learning Disabled, and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations.

Eight: The WISC-IV Integrated.

Nine: Illustrative Case Reports.

Contents of the CD-ROM.

The WISC-IV Data Management and Interpretive Assistant (WISC-IV DMIA) v1.0, and automated program for WISC-IV Interpretation.

Norms Tables for WISC-IV Clinical Clusters.

Information for Linking WISC-IV Results to Educational Strategies and Instructional Supports.

Appendix A: Definitions of CHC Abilities and Processes.

Appendix B: CHC Abilities and Processes Measured by Current Intelligence Tests.

Appendix C: WISC-IV Subtest g-Loadings, by Age Group and Overall Sample.

Appendix D: Psychometric, Theoretical, and Qualitative Characteristics of the WISC-IV.

Appendix E: WISC-IV Interpretive Worksheet.

Appendix F1: General Ability Index (GAI) Conversion Table: U.S. and Canadian Norms.

Appendix F2: Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI) Conversion Table.

Appendix G: Summary of Analyses of WISC-IV Indexes.

Appendix H: Norms Tables for Clinical Clusters.

Appendix I: Linking WISC-IV Assessment Results to Educational Strategies and Instructional Supports.


Annotated Bibliography.


About the CD-ROM.

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Author Information

Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Director of the School of Psychology Training Programs at St. John's University in Jamaica, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. She is the author or coauthor of several popular books in the Essentials series, including Essentials of WJ III Cognitive Abilities Assessment and Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment.

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Yale University's Child Study Center in the School of Medicine and the Series Editor with Nadeen L. Kaufman of Wiley's Essentials of Psychological Assessment series. Dr. Kaufman worked closely with David Wechsler in the development and standardization of the WISC®-R, an earlier version of the test; has written numerous books on the Wechsler Scales and intelligence testing; and is the author of several popular assessment instruments used worldwide.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • The WISC-IV (published by Pearson) is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US as well as in several other counties.  The first edition of this book has extremely strong sales history (more than 21,000 copies sold to date.)

  • Each chapter completely updated and revised, this new edition also includes a CD-ROM with software for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV.

  • Both authors have published extensively on the Wechsler scales and Alan Kaufman collaborated with David Wechsler on the WISC-R, an earlier version of the test.

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