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Title Clinical interpretation of the WAIS-III and WMS-III / edited by David S. Tulsky [and others].
Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, [2003]
©2003

Series Practical resources for the mental health professional
Practical resources for the mental health professional.
Subject Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale.
Wechsler Memory Scale.
Intelligence Tests.
Wechsler Scales.
Intelligence.
Research Design.
Alt Name Tulsky, David S.
Description 1 online resource (xxxii, 618 pages) : illustrations, portraits.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Evolution of the Wechsler Scales -- Historical Overview of Intelligence and Memory: Factors Influencing the Wechsler Scales / David S. Tulsky, Donald H. Saklofske, Joseph H. Ricker -- The early 1800s -- Galton and Cattell -- Spearman's Two-Factor Theory and Thorndike's Multifactorial Theory -- Binet and Simon: The Measurement of Intelligence in Children -- Yerkes and intelligence tests in the Military -- The Wechsler Scales of Intelligence -- History of Memory Assessment -- The Concept of Memory -- Clinical Assessment of Memory -- Revising a Standard: An Evaluation of the Origin and Development of the WAIS-III / David S. Tulsky, Donald H. Saklofske, Jianjun Zhu -- Why a Revision Was Necessary -- Changing Test Scores and Norms -- Revised Test Structure -- Goals for the WAIS-III Revision -- Deciding What to Change -- Changes and Reactions -- Emphasis on the Factor Scores -- Events Leading up to the WAIS-III -- Wechsler's Unrealized Goal: Measurement of Nonintellective Factors -- Description of Subtests -- Vocabulary -- Information -- Similarities -- Comprehension -- Block Design -- Picture Completion -- Matrix Reasoning -- Picture Arrangement -- Object Assembly -- Letter Number Sequencing -- Digit Span -- Arithmetic -- Digit Symbol -- Symbol Search -- The Wechsler Memory Scale, Third Edition: A New Perspective / David S. Tulsky, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti, Barton W. Palmer, Gordon J. Chelune -- Historical Factors Leading to the Development of the Wechsler Memory Scale -- The Wechsler Memory Scale -- The Publication of the WMS-R.
Summary This guide to the WAIS-III and WMS-III tests is written to help clinical practitioners achieve efficient and accurate interpretations of test results. The only interpretive guide to be based on data obtained while standardizing the tests, this reference source provides new models for interpreting results, as well as practical information on the diagnostic validity, demographically corrected norms, and accuracy of the tests in measuring intelligence and memory. The focus of information is to allow clinicians to reduce variance in the interpretations of scores, indicating how best to factor in socio-economic status of respondents, interpreting meaningful change in serial assessments, and scoring with alternate or omitted sub-tests. Also included in the book are chapters on accommodating clients with disabilities. The final chapter discusses frequently asked questions (with answers) on the use and interpretation of the tests, as well as practical issues to help make scoring time-efficient and accurate. KEY FEATURES * Only guide to be based on data obtained in the standardization of the tests * Practical examples given to help guide interpretation of scores * Focuses on information to make faster, more accurate scoring interpretations.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585492050 (electronic bk.)
9780585492056 (electronic bk.)
9780127035703
0127035702
0080490662 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780080490663 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
1280927100
9781280927102
OCLC # 54379658
Additional Format Print version: Clinical interpretation of the WAIS-III and WMS-III. Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press, ©2003 0127035702 (DLC) 2002109947 (OCoLC)53013705