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Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment

Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment

by R. Steve McCallum, James Steve Harvey


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Psychologists, educators and related health care professionals spend enormous amounts of time and energy evaluating the abilities of children and adults they serve through assessment. However, in an increasingly diverse culture, verbally-laden instruments cannot be used for many children and adults, including those with speech and/or language deficits, hearing impairments, emotional problems, as well as those who cannot be evaluated with tests which rely on standard English. The increase in cultural diversity requires school and mental health professionals to serve this growing community of nontraditional learners. The goal of Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment is to describe the current assessment strategies and related best practices to professionals who serve individuals from diverse cultures or those who have difficulty using the English language. In general, the intent of Handbook is: to provide broad, yet detailed coverage of the most relevant information, including the psychological, sociological, and biological contexts for assessment; to describe best practices in developing fair(er) tests; to outline the best and most commonly used individual and group tests of cognition; and, to develop strategies for nonverbal assessment of related constructs, including achievement, personality, and neuropsychological functioning. Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment will be a valuable resource for school psychologists, special educators, speech and hearing specialists, rehabilitation counselors, as well as graduate-level students of school psychology and child and family psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306477157
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 06/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 370
Product dimensions: 7.08(w) x 10.46(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Nonverbal Assessment. 1. Context for Nonverbal Assessment of Intelligence and Related Abilities R. Steve McCallum. 2. Best Practices in Detecting Bias in Nonverbal Tests Susan J. Maller. 3. Physiological and Psychological Influences on Multicultural and Nonverbal Assessment R. Steve McCallum. 4. Cross-Battery Assessment of Nonverbal Cognitive Ability Brian E. Wilhoit and R. Steve McCallum. Part II: Selected Nonverbal Tests and Cognitive Strategies. 5. The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Text R. Steve McCallum. 6. Assessment with the Leiter International Performance Scale — Revised and the S-BIT Gale Roid, Leah Nellis, and Mary McLellan. 7. Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence Nils Pearson. 8. The General Ability Measure for Adults Achilles N. Bardos. 9. Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Tests: NNAT and MAT-EF Jack A. Naglieri. 10. Test of Nonverbal Intelligence: A Language-Free Measure of Cognitive Ability Linda Brown. 11. Raven Progressive Matrices John and Jean Raven. Part III: Nonverbal Assessment of Related Abilities. 12. Nonverbal Assessment of Academic Achievement with Special Populations Craig L. Frisby. 13. Functional Behavior Assessment of Nonverbal Behavior Christopher H. Skinner and Ruth A. Ervin. 14. Nonverbal Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology John D. Wasserman. 15. Nonverbal Neuropsychological Assessment John D. Wasserman and Robin M. Lawhorn.Author Index. Subject Index.

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