Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

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George McCloskey, Lisa A Perkins

  • Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment

416 pages
ISBN: 9780470422021

Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment is designed for professionals who want to learn how to administer, score, and interpret popular assessments of executive functions, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF, BRIEF-SR), the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), and the NEPSY-II, among others.

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 major psychological assessment instruments. 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.

Executive functions experts George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins also provide general techniques that can be used to interpret aspects of executive functions using tests that are not specifically designed as measures of executive functions. The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains interview forms for parents and teachers, student observation forms, reference material on the BRIEF® and other rating scales, case-study reference material, and several sample psycho educational assessment reports.

Table of Contents

Series Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

One A Multidimensional Model of Executive Functions 1

Two Executive Functions and Related Psychological Constructs 45

Three A Framework for the Assessment of Executive Functions 82

Four Assessment of Executive Functions Using Clinical Assessment Interviews, Records Review, and Behavior Observations 107

Five Assessment of Executive Functions Using Tests of Cognition 131

Six Assessment of Executive Functions Using Tests of Academic Skills 188

Seven Assessment of Executive Functions Using Behavior Rating Scales 248

Eight Reporting Executive Functions Assessment Results 319

References 377

About the Authors 387

Index 389

About the CD-ROM 399