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Essentials of KABC-II Assessment

ISBN: 978-0-471-66733-9
416 pages
January 2005
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the KABC-II

Now designed for children aged three to eighteen, the KABC-II is among the top tier of children's tests of cognitive ability. Alan and Nadeen Kaufman, authors of the KABC-II, joined forces with Elizabeth Lichtenberger and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen to produce Essentials of KABC-II Assessment.

The best source of information on the new edition of the K-ABC, Essentials of KABC-II Assessment provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports.

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.
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Series Preface.

One: Overview.

Two: How to Administer and Score the KABC-II.

Three: How to Interpret the KABC-II: Step by Step.

Four: How to Interpret the KABC-II: Qualitative Indicators.

Five: Strengths and Weaknesses of the KABC-II.

Six: Clinical Applications of the KABC-II.

Seven: Illustrative Case Reports.

Appendix A: KABC-II Interpretive Worksheet.

Appendix B: Standard Scores Corresponding to Sums of Subtest Scaled Scores for Planned Comparison Clusters: Delayed Recall, Verbal Ability, Meaningful Stimuli, and Abstract Stimuli.

Appendix C: Standard Scores Corresponding to Sums of Subtest Scaled Scores for Planned Comparison Clusters: Problem-Solving and Memory and Learning.

Appendix D: Standard Scores Corresponding to Sums of Subtest Scaled Scores for Planned Comparison Clusters: Verbal Response, Pointing Response, Little Motor, and Gross Motor.

Appendix E: SES Norms: Converting the KABC-II Global Score of Children Ages 3–6 Years to a Percentile Rank Based on Their Socioeconomic Status.

Appendix F: SES Norms: Converting the KABC-II Global Score of Children Ages 7–18 Years to a Percentile Rank Based on Their Socioeconomic Status.

References.

Annotated Bibliography.

Index.

About the Authors.

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ALAN S. KAUFMAN, PhD, and NADEEN L. KAUFMAN, EdD, are on the faculty at Yale University School of Medicine. They are series editors of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series and authors of numerous books on psychological assessment as well as psychological assessment instruments. Their tests include the new KABC-II as well as the second editions of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA-II) and the Kaufman Brief Intelligence Test (KBIT-2).

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, PhD, is a psychologist at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, and the author of several Essentials books.

ELAINE FLETCHER-JANZEN, EdD, NCSP, is a school psychologist who teaches at the University of Northern Colorado, consults for area school districts, and works as a trainer for AGS, the publisher of the KABC-II.

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