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WISC-IV Clinical Assessment and Intervention


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The indispensible guide to administering the WISC-IV test!

Table of Contents

Part 1 Interfacing WISC-IV Assessment and Intervention: Foundations for Practice 1. Interpretation and Intervention with WISC-IV in the Clinical Assessment Context Part 2 Interfacing WISC-IV Assessment and Intervention: Clinical Applications 2. Research-Supported Differential Diagnosis of Specific Learning Disabilities and Implications for Instruction and 3. WISC-IV Interpretation for Specific Learning Disabilities Identification and Intervention: A Cognitive Hypothesis Testing Approach 4. Language Disabilities 5. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Using the WISC-IV to Inform Intervention Planning 6. The Use of the WISC-IV in Assessment and Intervention Planning for Children Who are Gifted 7. Assessment of Mental Retardation/Intellectual Disability with the WISC-IV 8. Autism Spectrum Disorders: WISC-IV Applications for Clinical Assessment and Intervention 9. Assessment of Children with Emotional Disturbance Using the WISC-IV 10. The Cognitive Impact of Systemic Illness in Childhood and Adolescence 11. Considerations in Using the WISC-IV with Hispanic Children Part 3 Interfacing WISC-IV Assessment and Intervention: Some Further Considerations 12. Neuropsychological Applications of the WISC-IV and WISC-IV Integrated 13. Extending the WISC-IV: Executive Functioning 14. Cultural Issues in Clinical Use of the WISC-IV 15. Of What Value is Intelligence?

About the Author

Dr. Saklofske is a Professor in the Division of Applied Psychology at the University of Calgary. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Saskatchewan and Swinburne University, Australia. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Dr. Saklofske has published more than 150 journal articles and book chapters on intelligence, personality, individual differences and psychological assessment. As well, he has written or edited books on the Wechsler intelligence scales, personality and intelligence, exceptional children, and educational psychology. He is the Editor of the Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment and the Canadian Journal of School Psychology and Associate Editor of Personality and Individual Differences. 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.


"This edited volume is intended as a resource for both graduate instructors and practitioners who use the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV (WISC-IV) as a tool for clinical assessment, diagnosis, and the development of psychoeducational interventions for a variety of disability categories. With a clear scientist-practitioner perspective and a focus on data interpretation and integration, it is a welcome addition to any professional library, particularly for practitioners who frequently use the WISC-IV as an assessment tool... Taken as a whole, the content and organization of this book makes the information easily accessible and very relevant for clinicians who use the WISC-IV as one of their assessment tools." --Journal of Psychological Assessment (2010) Praise for previous editions: "...the book is an excellent resource to assist practitioners to move beyond the mechanics of testing into the clinical enterprise of assessment. It would be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of practitioners at any stage of their career providing novices with direct instruction in both technique and theory and more experienced clinicians with excellent examples of what constitutes best practice." --Canadian Journal of School Psychology (2008, 23:140) "It has wonderful information that is invaluable for having a solid knowledge base about this test. The editors and contributors are credible authorities. ...The book contains everything you want to know about the WISC-IV. ...This is a book that you must have if you are going to do testing with children. It is not just for the clinician but students who are in the process of learning. It has much useful information and interpretive strategies to guide one through a wealth of data obtained by the WISC-IV. The book addresses special populations and contains helpful cross-cultural information. I don't think there is any other book to compare with it on this topic." -DOODY REVIEW "...those who are ready to take the next step in the understanding of the test's complexity and potential uses will expand their knowledge a great deal after reading the Prifitera et al. volume." -PsycCRITIQUES

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