Assessment tools for psychologists and educators
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The Handbook of Executive Functioning cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents.
This major reference work breaks new ground as an electronic resource for students, educators, researchers, and professionals. Encyclopedic in breath, textbook in depth, Child Behavior and Development serves as a reference repository of knowledge in the field as well as a frequently updated conduit of new knowledge long before such information trickles down from research to standard textbooks. Presented in A to Z format, the Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development consists of three volumes that address the major conceptual areas of child development: learning, behavior, and emotions. Taking advantage of the techniques offered by the electronic medium, the Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development offers an extensive cross-referencing system that facilitates speedy search and retrieval of information.
Now with 27 new handouts and the Spanish translations users have been asking for, the revised edition of this popular book offers a fresh, practical approach to teaching struggling students in elementary through high school. Applying their expert knowledge of how children learn, the authors developed more than 75 highly effective intervention handouts- ideal for teachers to use in the classroom and share with parents for use at home. The second edition is set up like the first: there is a short questionnaire that helps school psychologists pinpoint students's strengths and needs, and teachers use the handouts to address the areas that need work. Photocopiable and easy to print from the convenient new CD-ROM.
The tools used in the assessment process have changed dramatically in recent years. School and clinical psychologists need a comprehensive yet focused resource to which they can turn to learn the basics of key intelligence and achievement tests and how to use them in their assessments of children and adults. With its practical and straightforward presentation, Practitioner's Guide to Assessing Intelligence and Achievement provides that resource. The content in this timely book combines traditional and new conceptualizations of intelligence as well as ways to measure achievement. Truly readable and user-friendly, this book provides professionals with a single source from which to examine ability and achievement tests along the same general criteria.
Impairment and disability are widely used terms, yet considerable disagreement exists as to their relationship—especially when impairment means different things to different professionals in the fields of mental health, medicine, and education. Although diagnostic criteria for various disorders are clearly detailed in the DSM-IV and elsewhere, criteria for impairment remain elusive. And patients with severe limitations but minimal symptoms, or the reverse, further complicate the discussion. The first in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of this core concept, Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice cuts through the confusion and cross-talk. Leading scholars and clinicians offer a robust evidence base for a much-needed reconceptualization of impairment within the context of diagnosis and disability, arguing for a wide-ranging quality-of-life perspective. This contextual approach to assessment goes beyond mere symptom counting, resulting in more accurate diagnosis, targeted interventions, and improved patient functioning.
Helping All Gifted Children Learn: A Teacher's Guide to Using the NNAT2 is a teacher's guide to using the NNAT2 for instruction of gifted children, especially those from culturally and linguistically diverse settings. The authors provide an explanation of the need for equitable assessment of gifted children and a method to identify them. The use of a nonverbal test of general ability is clearly explained and a discussion of exactly what such a test measures is provided in the first three chapters. The remaining three chapters cover teaching strategies, programming, activities by content area, and program evaluation methods.
Essentials of WNV Assessment provides practitioners with the practical, step-by-step advice needed to administer, score, and interpret the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV), a nonverbal assessment of general ability used to assess a wide variety of individuals. The test is especially well suited for those who are not proficient in English, such as young children, recent immigrants, English language learners, and the deaf and hard of hearing. 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 a major psychological assessment instrument. 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. Essentials of WNV Assessment is the best source of information on the test, providing you with illuminating case reports, expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, and valuable advice on its clinical applications. Authoritative and insightful coverage is presented for the assessment of examinees from diverse social, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. You will learn the fundamentals of administration and interpretation, as well as advanced tips for application of the WNV.
Significant progress has been made in assessing children with autism spectrum disorders, but the field has lacked a single, comprehensive resource that assembles current best practices within a unified assessment framework. This authoritative book demonstrates how to craft a complete, scientifically grounded, and clinically useful portrait of a child's strengths and difficulties in social behavior, language, and communication, intellectual functioning, motor skills, and other key areas of impairment and comorbidity. Leading experts illustrate ways in which school and clinical practitioners can integrate data from a variety of sources to improve the accuracy of diagnosis and inform the development of individualized interventions.
Psychology is of interest to academics from many fields, as well as to the thousands of academic and clinical psychologists and general public who can't help but be interested in learning more about why humans think and behave as they do. This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology's new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.
Designed to expand the traditional measurement of intelligence, the Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) measures the cognitive/neuropsychological functioning of children and adolescents. Organized into four scales, the CAS assesses Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive processes. In order to use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Written by one of the cocreators of the CAS test, Essentials of CAS Assessment is that source. 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 a major psychological assessment instrument. 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.
In eleven comprehensive chapters the authors provide a complete summary of the PASS (Planning, Attention, Simultaneous, and Successive) model, detail the experimental research, compare the relationship between the model and traditional IQ tests, and recommend a remediation procedure for cognitive dysfunctions. Included are a complete overview of the authors' theoretical approach, separate chapters dealing with each of the major components of the theory, a comprehensive description of the development of assessment procedures, including the DN: CAS battery, a look at the detection of deficits and remediation, and a final chapter on the authors' views of the future Clinical Psychologists who conduct patient assessments for intelligence.