by Charles L. Nicholson, Ph.D., Charles L. Alcorn, Ph.D., and Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D.
Qualification Level: B (Specialist Teacher)
Here is an essential reference for psychologists who work in school settings. This convenient Handbook and Worksheet show you how to translate WISC-IV subtest score patterns into specific remedial activities designed to meet each child's needs.
The Handbook discusses full-scale and subtest interpretation, noting clinical and educational implications, the significance of discrepancies between IQ and achievement, and indicators of possible brain damage. It helps you make sound recommendations regarding educational placement and remediation, and it guides you in determining cutoffs for learning difficulties identification. Included in this edition are five case studies that demonstrate the use of the Worksheet/Interpretive Summary Form and illustrate psychological reports emphasising recommendations beneficial to teachers. The final section, a teacher's guide, presents remedial recommendations and materials, grouped by four age levels: 6 to 8 years, 8 to 10 years, 10 to 12 years, and 12 to 16 years. In addition, it tells you where to obtain the recommended materials.
The Worksheet/Interpretive Summary Form makes it easier to organise and interpret test data for use in psychological reports. Completed in just 15 to 20 minutes, this convenient form allows you to systematically examine factors that influence achievement
You can record the quality of responses and language, internal and external subtest scatter, and behaviour displayed during administration of each subtest. This information can then be included in the narrative section of your report.