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WISC-V - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128157442, 9780128157459


2nd Edition

Clinical Use and Interpretation

Authors: Lawrence Weiss Donald Saklofske James Holdnack Aurelio Prifitera
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128157442
eBook ISBN: 9780128157459
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 22nd January 2019
Page Count: 526
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Table of Contents

Lawrence Weiss, Donald Saklofske, James A. Holdnack and Aurelio Prifitera
1. WISC-V: Advances in the Assessment of Intelligence
Lawrence Weiss, Donald Saklofske, James A. Holdnack and Aurelio Prifitera
2. Practical Considerations in WISC-V Interpretation and Intervention
Lynn Beal, James A. Holdnack, Donald Saklofske and Lawrence Weiss
3. Advanced Interpretation of Executive Processes with WISC-V Integrated
Daniel Miller
4. Theoretical and Clinical Foundations of the WISC-V Index Scores
Lawrence Weiss, James A. Holdnack, Donald Saklofske and Aurelio Prifitera
5. WISC-V Use in Societal Context
Lawrence Weiss, Victoria Locke, Tianshu Pan, Josette Harris, Donald Saklofske and Aurelio Prifitera
6. Testing Hispanics with WISC-V and WISC-V Spanish
Maria Munoz, Lawrence Weiss and Aurelio Prifitera
7. Cross Cultural Issues in Children's Intelligence: An International Perspective
Fons Van de Vijver, Lawrence Weiss and Donald Saklofske
8. The Flynn Effect and its Clinical Implications
Jacques Gregoire and Lawrence Weiss
9. WISC-V and the Evolving Role of Intelligence Testing in the Assessment of Learning Disabilites
Donald Saklofske, Kristina Breaux, Susan E. Raiford, Lynn Beal and Lawrence Weiss
10. Translating Scientific Progress in Dyslexia into Twenty-first Century Diagnosis and Interventions
Sally E. Shaywitz, Bennett A. Shaywitz, Lawrence Weiss and Donald Saklofske
11. Issues Related to WISC-V Assessment of Cognitive Functioning in Special and Clinical Groups
Jessie L. Miller, Donald Saklofske, Lawrence Weiss, Lisa W. Drozdick, Antolin Llorente, James A. Holdnack and Aurelio Prifitera
12. Digital Assessment with Q-interactive
Dustin Wahlstrom, Mark Daniel, Lawrence Weiss and Aurelio Prifitera
13. WISC-V and the Personalized Assessment Approach
James A. Holdnack, Susan E. Raiford, Aurelio Prifitera, Lawrence Weiss and Donald Saklofske


WISC-V: Clinical Use and Interpretation, Second Edition provides practical information for clinicians on the selection of subtest measures, along with their proper administration and interpretation. Full Scale IQ is identified as important for predicting relevant behaviors and primary index scores for characterizing the child’s strengths and weaknesses. Classroom indicators of low scores on each of these abilities are identified, with suggested interventions, accommodations and instructional strategies for low scorers. Coverage includes ethnic differences for the Full Scale IQ and each primary index score, along with evidence of the profound influence of parental attitudes and expectations.

Several other societal and contextual factors relevant to understanding racial/ethnic differences are presented. Two chapters review use of the WISC-V for identifying learning disabilities, testing of individuals with dyslexia, and best-practice recommendations to ensure accurate diagnosis and intervention. Concluding chapters describe advances in the Q-interactive system platform allowing administration of the WISC-V on iPads and other tablets, and how clinicians can tailor assessment using select WISC-V subtests and features.

Key Features

  • Authored by the creators of the WISC-V
  • Describes the new subtests, revised test structure and test extensions
  • Advises clinicians on test selection
  • Provides test result interpretation
  • Discusses clinical applications of test use


Clinical practitioners giving WISC-V assessments


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About the Authors

Lawrence Weiss

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

Pearson Assessment, San Antonio, TX, USA

Donald Saklofske

Donald Saklofske

Dr. Donald H. Saklofske is Professor, Department of Psychology at The University of Western Ontario, Visiting Professor at Beijing Normal University and International Research Associate, University of Florence. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the Canadian Psychological Association. Don's research focuses on personality, intelligence, individual differences and psychological assessment. He has published more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and books. He is Editor-in-Chief of Personality and Individual Differences and Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Western Ontario, Ontario, Canada

James Holdnack

James Holdnack

Affiliations and Expertise

Research and Statistical Consultant, Bear, DE, USA

Aurelio Prifitera

Aurelio Prifitera

Affiliations and Expertise

San Antonio, TX, USA