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Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment

Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson

ISBN: 978-1-118-38062-8 May 2014 352 Pages


Exploit the full potential of the WPPSI-IV with analysis from multiple perspectives

Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment is a comprehensive guide to administering, scoring, and interpreting the latest edition of the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, which represents a major revision of the prior edition. Step-by-step guidelines walk readers through the process, and new Behind the Scenes boxes provide unprecedented insight into the new subtests and the test development process. The book highlights common errors and complex aspects so readers can avoid them, and includes illustrative case studies based on data collected during the scale's standardization to assist in proper administration and interpretation. The companion CD provides software that automates score interpretation, and supplies users with tools to enhance WPPSI-IV administration and report writing.

Used to evaluate for learning or intellectual disabilities, developmental or language delays, or gifted and talented classification, the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence is the most widely used assessment of intelligence for young children. Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment applies an interpretive approach that allows flexibility in response to the real constraints and challenges inherent in working with children, describing performance in both normative and interpersonal contexts to facilitate interpretive case formulations from multiple theoretical and clinical perspectives. Topics include:

  • WPPSI-IV administration and clinical applications
  • Scoring, score analysis, and interpretation
  • Strengths and weaknesses of the WPPSI-IV
  • Differences across demographic groups

The book and accompanying CD also provide alternatives for situations in which published comparison scores may not be available or applicable to a particular child, and supplies composite scores aimed at facilitating WPPSI-IV interpretation from a variety of theoretical approaches. Those who employ the WPPSI-IV must have a thorough grasp of the full potential of the tool, and Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment contains the insight and information that allow for deeper understanding.

Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

One Overview 1

Two WPPSI-IV Administration 45
Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Erik Gallemore

Three WPPSI-IV Scoring 105
Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Kathleen M. Rollins

Four WPPSI-IV Score Analysis and Interpretation 147

Five Strengths and Weaknesses of the WPPSI-IV 189
Ron Dumont and John O. Willis

Six WPPSI-IV Score Differences Across Demographic Groups 215
Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Mark D. Engi

Seven WPPSI-IV Clinical Applications 237
Susan Engi Raiford, Diane L. Coalson, and Stephanie A. Tong

Eight Illustrative Case Reports 269

About the CD-ROM 307

Author Index 311

Subject Index 317