WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and ACS

WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and ACS

Advanced Clinical Interpretation

1st Edition - June 20, 2013

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  • Editors: James Holdnack, Lisa Drozdick, Lawrence Weiss, Grant Iverson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869340
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123869531

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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.

Key Features

  • Coverage of administration and scoring of WAIS-IV, WMS-IV and ACS
  • Information contained on the use of WAIS-IV with special populations
  • Case studies in each chapter
  • Written by the creators of WAIS-IV, WMS-IV and ACS

Readership

Research/experimental psychologists

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors

    Preface

    Chapter 1. Overview of the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV/ACS

    Introduction

    WAIS–IV Content and Approach to Development

    WAIS–IV Index Scores and Structure

    Issues in Summarizing Overall Ability

    A Possible Fifth Factor

    WAIS–IV: Going Beyond the Numbers

    WAIS–IV as a Neuropsychological Instrument

    WMS–IV Content and Approach to Development

    WMS–IV Index Structure

    WMS–IV: Going Beyond the Numbers

    Joint Factor Structure of the WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Additional WAIS–IV and WMS–IV Index Scores

    Advanced Clinical Solutions for WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Serial Assessment with WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    WMS–IV Flexible Approach

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 2. Understanding and Using Multivariate Base Rates with the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV

    Introduction

    Research on Multivariate Base Rates

    Five Psychometric Principles for Multivariate Base Rates

    Multivariate Base Rates for the WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Conclusions

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 3. Understanding Index and Subtest Scatter in Healthy Adults

    Introduction

    Basic Concepts

    Patterns of Cognitive Variability in Healthy Adults

    Interpretation of Profile Scatter

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Further Reading

    Chapter 4. Demographic Adjustments to WAIS–IV/WMS–IV Norms

    Introduction

    Background Factors Associated with Test Performance

    Demographic Adjustments to Norms

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 5. Predicting Premorbid Ability for WAIS–IV, WMS–IV and WASI–II

    Introduction

    Methodological, Statistical, and Clinical Issues

    Predicting Premorbid Neuropsychological Functioning

    Using the ACS Test of Premorbid Functioning (TOPF)

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 6. Serial Assessment with WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Introduction

    Factors Influencing Change in Performance Across Evaluations

    WAIS–IV Serial Assessment

    WMS–IV Serial Assessment

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 7. Assessing Performance Validity with the ACS

    Introduction

    Measuring Performance Validity

    Development of ACS External and Embedded Performance Validity Indicators

    Interpretation

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 8. Assessing Social Cognition Using the ACS for WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Introduction

    Domains of Nonverbal Communication

    Neuroanatomic Underpinnings

    Cognitive Correlates of Nonverbal Communication

    Rationale for Assessing Social Cognition

    Clinical Populations

    ACS Measures of Social Cognition

    Primary Measures of Social Cognition

    Supplementary ACS Measures of Social Cognition

    Integrating Social Cognition Assessment and WAIS–IV/WMS–IV

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 9. Assessing Cognition in Older Adults with the WAIS–IV, WMS–IV, and ACS

    Introduction

    Relationship of Age to Cognitive Functioning

    WAIS–IV, WMS–IV, and ACS Measures for Assessing Cognitive Change

    WAIS–IV and WMS–IV Performance in Alzheimer and Mild Cognitive Impairment Groups

    OPIE and WAIS–IV

    TOPF and WAIS–IV and WMS–IV

    Scatter in Older Adult Clinical Populations

    Multivariate Base Rates

    Texas Functional Living Scale

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 10. Using the WAIS–IV/WMS–IV/ACS Following Moderate-Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

    Introduction

    WAIS–IV, WMS–IV, and the Advanced Clinical Solutions for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injuries

    Multivariate Base Rates

    Intraindividual Variability

    Demographically-Adjusted Norms

    Premorbid Functioning

    Suboptimal Effort

    Social Cognition

    Case Studies

    Conclusions

    Key Learning

    References

    Chapter 11. Assessing Individual’s with Psychiatric and Developmental Disorders

    Introduction

    Assessing Individuals with Psychiatric Disorders

    Cognition in Schizophrenia

    Asperger’s and Autism Spectrum Disorders

    Assessing Individuals with Major Psychiatric or Developmental Disorders

    Case Studies

    Summary

    Key Learning

    References

    Index

    Appendix to Chapter 2

    Appendix to Chapter 5

    Appendix to Chapter 6

Product details

  • No. of pages: 622
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: June 20, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123869340
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123869531

About the Editors

James Holdnack

Affiliations and Expertise

Research and Statistical Consultant, Bear, DE, USA

Lisa Drozdick

Affiliations and Expertise

Pearson Assessment, San Antonio, TX, USA

Lawrence Weiss

Lawrence G. Weiss, PhD is Vice President of Test Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment. He oversees a department of 150 professionals and is responsible for all research and test development activities related to the company’s psychological, educational, speech, language, and occupational therapy assessment products as well as post college admissions tests. He also advises on test development activities for the company’s international business partners around the globe including Pearson Clinical Assessment offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, The Netherlands, India, China, Spain, and Brazil.

Dr. Weiss has presented widely on intelligence in more than a dozen countries. He has authored or co-authored the following 7 graduate level text books:

• WISC-III Cross Cultural Analyses: Culture and Children’s Intelligence (2003)

• WISC-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2005)

• WISC-IV Advanced Clinical Interpretation (2006)

• WISC-IV Clinical Use and Intervention (2008)

• WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)

• BAYLEY-III Clinical Use and Interpretation (2010)

• Advanced Clinical Assessment with WAIS-IV and WMS-IV (2013)

Some of his books have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, and Korean. In addition, he has authored or coauthored approximately 30 journal articles, 12 technical reports, and 10 other book chapters.

Dr. Weiss holds a PhD degree in industrial and organizational psychology from Texas A&M University, and a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Trinity University. He lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife of 28 years, Judy Ann. The Weiss’ have two adult sons.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President of Test Development for Pearson Clinical Assessment

Grant Iverson

Affiliations and Expertise

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

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