Assessment with the WAIS-IV

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Jerome Sattler, Joseph Ryan

  • Assessment with the WAIS-IV
  • Assessment with the WAIS-IV
    This comprehensive reference manual provides an in-depth analysis of a major instrument useful for the cognitive assessment of older adolescents and adults.

321 pages
2009
ISBN: 9780970267177

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:

  1. A chapter covering general guidelines for administering tests
  2. A thorough discussion of the psychometric properties of the WAIS–IV
  3. 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
  4. The reliability, validity, and estimated Full Scale IQs associated with over 70 short-form combinations
  5. Guidelines for interpreting the four individual WAIS–IV scales and the WAIS–IV Full Scale
  6. Tables for comparing the WAIS–IV General Ability Index (GAI) with the Cognitive Proficiency Index (CPI)
  7. Forms for administering Coding—Incidental Learning and Coding—Copy
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Guidelines for using an interpreter
  11. A chapter covering aging and cognitive ability, including a description of the major forms of dementia
  12. 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.