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Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, Third Edition

Assessing Adolescent and Adult Intelligence, Third Edition
Author: Alan S. Kaufman - Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger
ISBN 13: 9780471735533
ISBN 10: 471735531
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2005-07-18
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 816
List Price: $148.00

Kaufman (Yale U.) and Lichtenberger (The Salk Institute) say the intended audience for the first edition is the same as the 1990 first, but neglect to mention who that was. They describe the clinical and neuro-psychological assessment of intelligence, focusing the third edition of the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-III). They have narrowed the focus to individually administered, clinical measures, dropping coverage of comprehensive neuro-psychological batteries, adaptive behavior inventories, and individual achievement tests. They also incorporate findings and debates regarding intelligence and its testing that have emerged over the past decade.

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This text/reference concerns the clinical assessment of the intelligence of adolescents and adults. In addition to the Wechsler Adults Intelligence Scale (WAIS-R), other instruments are also integrated with the WAIS-R to aid clinicians in assessing individuals with brain damage, learning disabilities, mental retardation, Alzheimer's disease, psychiatric disorders, and a variety of neuropsychiatric disabilities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)