Best Alan S. Kaufman books

Essentials of PAI Assessment

Leslie C. Morey

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the PAI

The Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) provides critical information for psychologists about a client's psychopathology and constructs for effective treatment. To use this test properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret the test. Written by the developer and foremost authority on the PAI, Essentials of PAI 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 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.

Essentials of PAI Assessment is the only concise book of its kind to provide state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines to using this popular self-administered personality test.

Essentials of WAIS-IV Assessment (Essentials of Psychological Assessment)

Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the WAIS®-IV

Coauthored by Alan S. Kaufman, who was mentored by David Wechsler—the creator of the Wechsler scales—Essentials of WAIS®-IV Assessment, Second Edition is thoroughly revised and updated to provide beginning and seasoned clinicians with comprehensive step-by-step guidelines for effective use of the WAIS®-IV. This invaluable guide provides clinicians with a brand new interpretive process, overhauling its system of profile interpretation to be equally powerful across the entire WAIS®-IV age range.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the basic 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.

The new edition explores timely topics including gender and ethnic differences, as well as the role of the Flynn Effect in capital punishment court cases. Along with an accompanying CD-ROM containing scoring tables and case report material, the Second Edition includes information and advice on how to administer Q-interactive™—the new digital version of the test—for administration of the WAIS®-IV via iPad®.

Other titles in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series:

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Essentials of WISC®-IV Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of WMS®-IV Assessment

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition

Essentials of WJ III™ Tests of Achievement Assessment

Essentials of WJ III™ Cognitive Abilities Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of Neuropsychological Assessment, Second Edition

Essentials of Assessment Report Writing

Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

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Instructive guide to preparing informative and accurate assessment reports for a variety of individuals and settings

Assessment reports are central to the diagnostic process and are used to inform parents, clients, and clinicians, among others, about academic problems, personality functioning, neuropsychological strengths and weaknesses, behavioral problems, and the like. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing provides handy, quick-reference information, using the popular Essentials format, for preparing effective assessment reports.

This book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to write effective psychological assessment reports. 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.

This practical guide focuses on efficiently and effectively communicating referral and background information, appearance and behavioral observations, test results and interpretation, summary and diagnostic impressions, and treatment recommendations. The authors provide examples of both good and bad case report writing and highlight ethical issues and topics relevant to presenting feedback. Essentials of Assessment Report Writing is the only pocket reference illustrating how to prepare an effective assessment report.

Essentials of KABC-II Assessment

Alan S. Kaufman

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret the KABC-II

Now designed for children aged three to eighteen, the KABC-II is among the top tier of children's tests of cognitive ability. Alan and Nadeen Kaufman, authors of the KABC-II, joined forces with Elizabeth Lichtenberger and Elaine Fletcher-Janzen to produce Essentials of KABC-II Assessment.

The best source of information on the new edition of the K-ABC, Essentials of KABC-II Assessment provides students and practitioners with an unparalleled resource for learning and application, including expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and illuminating case reports.

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 Cross-Battery Assessment

Dawn P. Flanagan

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The most up-to-date resource of comprehensive information for conducting cross-battery assessments

The Cross-Battery assessment approach—also referred to as the XBA approach—is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research. The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of 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 to gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries , such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II. This book now also overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4. In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychlogical theory. This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Intelligent Testing with the WISC-V

Alan S. Kaufman

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Interpret the WISC–V to help diagnose learning disabilities and to translate profiles of test scores to educational action

The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children—Fifth Edition (WISC–V) is a valuable tool for assessing children and adolescents with learning disorders—and Intelligent Testing with the WISC–V offers the comprehensive guidance you need to administer, score, and interpret WISC–V profiles for informing diagnoses and making meaningful educational recommendations. This essential resource provides you with cutting-edge expertise on how to interpret the WISC–V, which has an expanded test structure, additional subtests, and an array of new composites. Intelligent Testing offers valuable advice from experienced professionals with regard to clinically applying the WISC–V in an effort to understand a child's strengths and weaknesses—and to create a targeted, appropriate intervention plan. Ultimately, this book equips you with the information you need to identify the best theory-based methods for interpreting each child's profile of test scores within the context of his or her background and behaviors. Intelligent Testing provides a strong theoretical basis for interpreting the WISC–V from several vantage points, such as neuropsychological processing theory and the Cattell-Horn-Carroll (CHC) model, yet it permits you to interpret children's profiles using simple, straightforward steps.

The most frequently used IQ test in the world, the WISC–V (like previous versions of the WISC) plays an integral role in evaluating children for learning and intellectual disabilities, developmental and language delays, and gifted and talented classifications. As such, understanding how to use the latest version of WISC is extremely important when assessing children and adolescents ages 6 to 16 years.

  • Explore all aspects of both the conventional WISC–V and WISC–V Digital
  • Read objective, independent test reviews of the WISC–V from independent, highly-respected expert sources
  • Review 17 clinical case reports that spotlight experiences of children and adolescents referred to psychologists for diverse reasons such as reading problems, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, intellectual giftedness, and autistic spectrum disorders
  • Learn how a broad-based, multi-faceted approach to interpretation that calls upon several scientific concepts from the fields of cognitive neuroscience, clinical and school neuropsychology, neuropsychological processing, and the CHC model, can benefit children by providing meaningful recommendations to parents, teachers, and often to the children and adolescents themselves
  • Use the results of WISC–V as a helping agent to assist in creating the best intervention plan, rather than allowing test results to dictate placement or labeling

Intelligent Testing with the WISC–V is an indispensable resource for professionals who work with the WISC–V, including school psychologists, clinical psychologists, educational diagnosticians, and more.

Essentials of MMPI-2 Assessment

David S. Nichols

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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need toconfidently administer, score, and interpret the MMPI®-2

The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI®-2) is the most widely used test in the world for personality assessment. To use it properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret this test. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest research and literature on this test, Essentials of MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals, and those in training, 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.

Essentials of MMPI®-2 Assessment, Second Edition adds new material on the MMPI®-2 RC and the MMPI®-2 RF, providing step-by-step guidance on test administration, scoring, and interpretation. Additionally, the author provides his expert assessment of the test's relative strengths and weaknesses, valuable advice on its clinical applications, and several illuminating case reports.

Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment

Dawn P. Flanagan

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The WISC-IV is the top intelligence assessment instrument for children in the US, providing essential information into a child s cognitive functioning. Essentials of WISC-IV Assessment with CD-ROM, Second Edition presents professionals with step-by-step instruction on scoring and interpreting this test. Thoroughly updated, the new edition is now packaged with a CD-ROM for interpreting and scoring the WISC-IV. In addition, each chapter has been fully revised. Anyone involved in the psychological testing of children, specifically school psychologists and clinical psychologists, will benefit from this popular measure of intelligence.

Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals

Guy McBride

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Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities.

To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, and other school service providers need a comprehensive resource to guide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how it should be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, book of its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate this often-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each 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. Written in the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of the seven concise chapters covers terminology, classification, assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA.

With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicial decisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as references to the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504 regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals provides helpful guidelines for educational assessments and evaluations.


From the Author: Legal Proverbs for Special Education Professionals

As in life, most of the woes resulting in adversarial situations in special education law result from simple things that special educators have either done or left undone. Below are ten proverbs (or pseudo proverbs) that may help practitioners avoid the most common pitfalls:

  1. Providing protections to parents through meticulous adherence to due process procedures should never be regarded as “passing the buck.” The corollary for individual practitioners and evaluators with respect to identification and placement decisions should always be, “The buck never stops here.”

  2. In spedlaw, "No good deed goes unpunished.”

  3. When arguing special education law, a perceived loophole more often than not will become a hangman’s noose.

  4. If it’s not in writing, it didn’t happen (but anything you write anywhere may come back to bite you).

  5. The legal standards in determining whether a child has received a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment cut both ways; what is sauce for the goose is also sauce for the gander; but most especially, beware of the two- edged sword.

  6. When FAPE is on the line, cost is never a consideration in special educational litigation; but it may well be a factor in deciding whether to litigate at all.

  7. Parents and their children with disabilities have power; one should therefore always be nice to the parents (and to the children). When the time comes not to be nice, that’s why schools have board attorneys.

  8. “It is better to spend a bit now then to squander a lot later.” It is usually far, far better to spend a few dollars more than one might be obliged to spend on the education of a child with a disability than it is to squander hundreds of thousands of public tax dollars underwriting your attorney’s condo in Cancun.

  9. When you do engage in litigation, it’s never over until the fat lady sings . . . and the final decision handed down by the final court in protracted spedlaw litigation can be eight years or more after an initial complaint is filed, depending on the number of appeals and the number of remands back to lower courts.

  10. If you’re in a real adversarial situation, you need a real lawyer.

[ Essentials of Assessment Report Writing (Essentials of Psychological Assessment) ] By Lichtenberger, Elizabeth O ( Author ) [ 2004 ) [ Paperback ]

Elizabeth O.; Mather, Nancy; Kaufman, Nadeen L.; Kaufman, Alan S. Lichtenberger

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