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Foundations of intellectual assessment : the WAIS-III and other tests in clinical practice
Gregory, Robert J., 1943-
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Boston : Allyn and Bacon, [1999]

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xvii, 251 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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A text for graduate courses in intellectual assessment, for students in clinical counseling, school psychology, and related fields taking a first assessment course. Most chapters focus on the administration, scoring, and interpretation of the WAIS-III, and summarize concepts of history taking, ment

Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Intellectual Assessment
The Rationale for Cognitive Assessment
Client Background and History
Background History Survey
2 The Mental Status Examination
Nature and Purpose of the MSE
The Nature and Diagnosis of Dementia
Tools for the Assessment of Mental Status
Mental Status Examination: Case Illustration
3 Introduction to Brain-Behavior Relationships
Structure of the Human Brain
Structural Organization of the Brain
Cerebral Cortex
Lateralization of Cerebral Function
Functions of the Cerebral Lobes
Left Hemisphere Language Functions
The Visual System and Defects in the Visual Field
Cognitive Impairment in Head Injury
4 The WAIS-III: Introduction and the Meaning of IQ
Brief Description of the WAIS-III
WAIS-III Subtests
Administration of the WAIS-III
Scoring the WAIS-III
Reliability of the WAIS-III
Validity: The Meaning of Full Scale IQ
Profile Interpretation with the WAIS-III
5 The WAIS-III: Clinical Issues and Alternative Tests
Limitations of the WAIS-R and WAIS-III
Providing Feedback about WAIS-III Scores
Retesting with the WAIS-III
Short Forms of the WAIS-R and WAIS-III
Assessment of Mental Retardation
The Problem of Marginal Intelligence
The WAIS-III in Neurological and Cognitive Disorders
Additional Measures of Intellectual and Adaptive Skills
6 Screening Tests for Cognitive Impairment
Nature and Purpose of Screening Tests
A Compendium of Screening Tests
Final Comment
7 Report Writing and Professional Standards
Professional and Ethical Standards in Assessment
Report Writing in Assessment
Samples of Assessment Reports