Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to understand and assess children and adolescents struggling with executive functions deficits.
Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment is designed for professionals who want to learn how to administer, score, and interpret popular assessments of executive functions, including the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Functions (BRIEF, BRIEF-SR), the Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS), and the NEPSY-II, among others.
Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.
Executive functions experts George McCloskey and Lisa Perkins also provide general techniques that can be used to interpret aspects of executive functions using tests that are not specifically designed as measures of executive functions. The book's accompanying CD-ROM contains interview forms for parents and teachers, student observation forms, reference material on the BRIEF and other rating scales, case-study reference material, and several sample psychoeducational assessment reports.
George McCloskey, PhD, is professor and director of school psychology research in the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Lisa A. Perkins, PsyD, is a school psychologist for the Westport, Connecticut, Public Schools and maintains a private practice at the Family Study Center, Inc., in Danbury, Connecticut.
416 pages. 2012