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Essentials of CAS Assessment

ISBN: 978-0-471-29015-5
224 pages
January 1999
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the CAS.

Designed to expand the traditional measurement of intelligence, the Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) measures the cognitive/neuropsychological functioning of children and adolescents. Organized into four scales, the CAS assesses Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive processes. In order to use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by one of the cocreators of the CAS test, Essentials of CAS Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of a major psychological assessment instrument. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

The initial chapters of Essentials of CAS Assessment provide step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. In the chapters following, the author provides expert assessment of the test s relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

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Essentials of WAIS-III Assessment

Essentials of Millon Inventories Assessment

Essentials of NEPSY Assessment

Essentials of Bayley Scales of Infant Development II Assessment

Essentials of Individual Achievement Assessment

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

Essentials of CAS Assessment

Complete coverage of administration, scoring, interpretation, and reporting

Expert advice on avoiding common pitfalls

Conveniently formatted for rapid reference

Guidelines for interventions included
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Overview.

How To Administer the CAS.

How To Score the CAS.

CAS Interpretation.

Strengths and Weaknesses of the CAS.

Clincial Applications of the CAS.

Making the Connection Between PASS and Intervention.

References.

Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

About the Author.
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JACK A. NAGLIERI, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
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