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- Assessment with the WAIS-IVThis comprehensive reference manual provides an in-depth analysis of a major instrument useful for the cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults.
Assessment with the WAIS–IV is designed as both a teaching text and a reference source for students and professionals. The text provides an in-depth analysis of a major instrument useful for the cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults. Some notable features of the text include the following:
- A chapter covering general guidelines for administering tests
- A thorough discussion of the psychometric properties of the WAIS–IV
- An in-depth presentation of each WAIS–IV subtest, including a description, rationale, factor analytic findings, reliability and correlational highlights, administrative guidelines, and interpretive suggestions
- The reliability, validity, and estimated Full Scale IQs associated with over 70 short-form combinations
- Guidelines for interpreting the four individual WAIS–IV scales and the WAIS–IV Full Scale
- Tables for comparing the WAIS–IV General Ability Index (GAI) with the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI)
- Forms for administering Coding—Incidental Learning and Coding—Copy
- A form for recording psychological and physical difficulties observed during test administration and a parallel table explaining each psychological and physical difficulty that appears on the form
- Instructions for administering the subtests on the Perceptual Reasoning Scale (except for Figure Weights) and the Processing Speed Scale in pantomime to individuals with a hearing impairment
- Guidelines for using an interpreter
- A chapter covering aging and cognitive ability, including a description of the major forms of dementia
- Appendixes with confidence intervals, guidelines for interpreting WAIS–IV subtests and scales, relevant Cattell-Horn-Carroll abilities associated with each subtest and scale, and much more
This edition contains several learning aids. These include:
- A list of major headings, together with goals and objectives, at the beginning of each chapter
- A “Thinking Through the Issues” section; a summary of each major topic; a list of key terms, concepts, and names, each linked to the page on which it appears; and a series of study questions at the end of each chapter
- Detailed guidelines for administering each WAIS–IV subtest covering background considerations, starting considerations, reverse sequence considerations, discontinue considerations, scoring guidelines, and completion of the Record Form, as well as a checklist for recording whether each guideline was observed
- Report writing principles
- A glossary of major terms related to dementia
An Instructor’s Manual with multiple-choice questions, written by Jerome M. Sattler and Joseph J. Ryan, accompanies Assessment with the WAIS–IV.