WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and ACS, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123869536
  • ISBN-13: 9780123869531
  • DDC: 153.93
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 622 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This book provides users of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV) with information on applying the WAIS-IV, including additional indexes and information regarding use in special populations for advanced clinical use and interpretation. The book offers sophisticated users of the WAIS-IV and Wechsler Memory Scale (WMS-IV) guidelines on how to enhance the clinical applicability of these tests. The first section of the book provides an overview of the WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and new Advanced Clinical Solutions for Use with the WAIS-IV/WMS-IV (ACS). In this section, examiners will learn: Normal versus atypical score variability Low-score prevalence in healthy adults versus clinical populations Assessing whether poor performance reflects a decline in function or is the result of suboptimal effort New social cognition measures found in the ACS are also presented. The second part focuses on applying the topics in the first section to specific clinical conditions, including recommended protocols for specific clientele (e.g. using demographically adjusted norms when evaluating individuals with brain injury). Common clinical conditions are discussed, including Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, and more. Each chapter provides case examples applying all three test batteries and using report examples as they are obtained from the scoring assistant. Finally, the use of the WAIS-IV/WMS-IV and the ACS in forensic settings is presented.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Overview of the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV/ACS.
2: Understanding and Using Multivariate Base Rates with the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV.
3: Understanding Index and Subtest Scatter in Healthy Adults.
4: Demographic Adjustments to WAIS–IV/WMS–IV Norms.
5: Predicting Premorbid Ability for WAIS–IV, WMS–IV and WASI–II.
6: Serial Assessment with WAIS–IV and WMS–IV.
7: Assessing Performance Validity with the ACS.
8: Assessing Social Cognition Using the ACS for WAIS–IV and WMS–IV.
9: Assessing Cognition in Older Adults with the WAIS–IV, WMS–IV, and ACS.
10: Using the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV/ACS Following Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.
11: Assessing Individual’s with Psychiatric and Developmental Disorders.
Appendix to Chapter 2.
Appendix to Chapter 5.
Appendix to Chapter 6.