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Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment

ISBN: 978-1-119-37042-0
320 pages
October 2017
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Practical, in-depth guidance for WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated assessment

Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal companion for psychologists and other assessment professionals seeking helpful interpretive and practical information beyond the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated published manuals. Beginning with an overview of the test and its application to educational intervention, this book provides in-depth information on new administrative, scoring, and interpretation procedures specific to the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated.

Insider access to the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data allows the reader to derive new WISC-V composite scores unavailable from other resources. Readers of this book are the first to receive access to these new composite scores, which are designed to be more appropriate for children with expressive language difficulties and motor impairments. The reader also receives exclusive access to four new WISC-V expanded index scores that provide broader measures of visual spatial ability, working memory, auditory working memory, and processing speed.

Significant advances in working memory research demand more comprehensive assessment of children with a broader range of abilities and limitations. The reader will learn how to perform a highly comprehensive assessment of working memory with the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated.

A digital interpretive tool automatically calculates the new composite scores, completes the relevant comparisons, and generates interpretive information for new comparisons to streamline the reporting process.

The WISC-V Integrated serves to expand and clarify WISC-V results by helping practitioners better understand a child's cognitive processes and the reasons for low or discrepant performance. This book helps practitioners get more out of the WISC-V and the WISC-V Integrated, with indispensable guidance and practical tools.

  • Understand the WISC-V Integrated and its proper application to the development of educational interventions
  • Learn how administration, scoring, and interpretation has changed for retained subtests, how to administer and score new subtests, and how to obtain the first-ever composite scores
  • Discover how to use the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated to assess both auditory and visual working memory, and how to obtain an unparalleled and in-depth picture of working memory along a continuum of cognitive complexity
  • Learn how to adjust WISC-V use for children with expressive or motor difficulties
  • Explore alternative composite scoring based on the WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated standardization data to increase utility for specific populations

The WISC-V Integrated is an essential component of the WISC-V assessment process, and Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment is the ideal guide for practitioners.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xiii

Series Preface xv

About the Companion Website xvii

Resources on the Companion Website xix

WISC-V Integrated Interpretive Assistant 1.0 xix

Appendix A xix

Appendix B xx

One Overview 1

Historical Perspectives on the Process Approach to Cognitive Assessment 3

Development of the WISC-V Integrated 7

Key Revisions 7

Subtests 9

Composite Scores 19

Test Structure 19

New Essentials Composite Scores 21

Validity 23

Intercorrelation Studies 23

Standardization and Psychometric Properties 27

Comprehensive Test References 29

Test Yourself 30

Answers 31

References 31

Two Intelligent WISC-V Integrated Administration 35
Kathleen M. Rollins and Susan Engi Raiford

Test Materials 37

Physical Environment 39

Establishing and Maintaining Rapport 40

Subtest Administration Order 41

Selection of Subtests 42

Fairness 43

Start Points, Reverse Rules, and Discontinue Rules 45

Start Points 45

Reverse Rules 47

Discontinue Rules 47

Timing 50

Demonstration, Sample, and Teaching Items 50

Repetitions, Prompts, and Queries 51

Repetitions 51

Prompts 52

Queries 52

Recording Responses 53

Subtest-by-Subtest Administration 54

Verbal Comprehension Subtests 54

Visual Spatial Subtest 63

Fluid Reasoning Subtests 64

Working Memory Subtests 70

Processing Speed Subtests 75

Frequently Asked Questions: Subtest Administration 84

Test Yourself 86

Answers 87

References 87

Three WISC-V Integrated Scoring 91
Kathleen M. Rollins and Susan Engi Raiford

Scoring Subtests 91

Verbal Comprehension Subtests 91

Visual Spatial Subtest 94

Fluid Reasoning Subtests 94

Working Memory Subtests 97

Processing Speed Subtests 99

WISC-V Integrated Scores 106

Item Scores 106

Total Raw Scores 106

Standard Scores 106

Raw Scores 107

Step-by-Step: WISC-V Integrated Subtest-Level and Index Scores 108

Obtain Total Raw Scores 108

Obtain Scaled Subtest-Level Scores 110

Obtain Sums of Scaled Scores 111

Obtain Composite Scores 112

Using Q-global to Obtain the WISC-V Integrated Score Report 114

Ability-Achievement and Pattern of Strengths and Weaknesses Comparisons in Q-global 117

Frequently Asked Questions: Scoring 119

Test Yourself 120

Answers 122

References 122

Four Intelligently and Intuitively Incorporating the Integrated into WISC-V Interpretation 123

New Essentials Composite Scores 123

Essentials Expanded Index Scores 125

Nonmotor Composite Scores 131

Interpretative Strategies 133

Step 1. Examine Global Performance 134

Step 2. Report and Describe the Global Composite Score 142

Step 3. Select the Specific Composite Scores 142

Step 4. Report and Describe the Specific Composite Scores 147

Step 5. Report and Describe the Scaled Scores 147

Step 6. Report Index-Level Strengths and Weaknesses 148

Step 7. Report Subtest-Level Strengths and Weaknesses 152

Step 8. Evaluate Index-Level Pairwise Comparisons 154

Step 9. Evaluate Subtest- and Process-Level Pairwise Comparisons 157

Step 10. Report Base Rates/Percentile Norms (Longest Span or Sequence, Errors, Process Observations, and Coding Recall) 160

Step 11. Report Qualitative Aspects of Performance 171

Test Yourself 176

Answers 177

References 177

Five Review of the WISC-V Integrated 179
Ron Dumont and John O. Willis

Changes From the WISC-IV Integrated to the WISC-V Integrated 180

Subtests that were Eliminated 181

New Subtests 181

Administration Changes 182

Special Group Studies 183

Comparison of WISC-V and WISC-V Integrated Scores 186

Miscellaneous Comments 186

Standardization 189

Reliability 189

Validity 189

Administration 190

Conclusion 193

Test Yourself 193

Answers 195

References 195

Six Clinical Applications 197

Use of the WISC-V Integrated with Common School-Age Referral Questions 197

Children with Intellectual Giftedness 198

Children with Intellectual Disability 204

Children with Specific Learning Disorder in Reading 207

Children with Specific Learning Disorder in Math 208

Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 209

Children with Traumatic Brain Injury 211

Children with Language Disorder—Expressive and Language Disorder—Receptive and Expressive 212

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders 216

Summary of Special Group Performance 219

Test Yourself 220

Answers 222

References 222

Seven Illustrative Case Reports 225

Case Report: Jillian R.: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder 226

Referral Questions and Answers 227

Answers to Referral Questions 227

Evaluation Methods and Procedures 229

Current Symptoms 230

Background and History 231

Mental Status and Behavioral Observations 233

Test Results and Interpretation 235

Summary and Diagnostic Impressions 241

Recommendations 242

Appendix: Test Data 245

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and WISC-V Integrated 245

Case Report: Dennis E.: Specific Learning Disorder in Mathematics 254

Referral Questions and Answers 255

Answers to Referral Questions 255

History of Presenting Problem 256

Mental Status and Behavioral Observations 257

Test Results and Interpretation 257

Summary and Diagnostic Impressions 261

Recommendations 262

Appendix: Test Data 263

Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children–Fifth Edition (WISC-V) and WISC-V Integrated 263

Test Yourself 267

Answers 268

About the Author 269

Contributors 271

Index 273

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Author Information

SUSAN ENGI RAIFORD, PHD, is a senior research director at Pearson and manager of the WISC-V, as well as numerous other Wechsler Intelligence Scales that have been published over the past decade. As research director she is responsible for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing all aspects of scale development, including writing the published manuals.

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