The second edition of this comprehensive volume presents methods for nonverbal assessment of diverse individuals, such as persons with speech or hearing deficits, limited English skills, or emotional problems. Chapters provide a contemporary context for nonverbal evaluations, accompanied by descriptions of best practices in detecting bias in cognitive tests, multicultural assessment, cross-battery assessment of nonverbal cognitive ability, and psychological and physiological influences on assessment. The book discusses nonverbal assessment of cognition and intelligence as well as related domains, such as academic skills, neurocognitive functioning, personality, and behavior issues. Guidelines for using common nonverbal assessment tools and strategies feature the most up-to-date information on administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and strengths and limitations. Best practices for testing diverse children and adults and using reliable, valid, and fair assessment instruments are emphasized throughout the book.
Featured instruments in the Handbook include:
- The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test, Second Edition (UNIT2).
- The newest version of the Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-3).
- The Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV).
- The Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Second Edition (CTONI-2).
- The Test of Nonverbal Intelligence.
- The General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA).
The Second Edition of the Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment is a must-have resource for researchers and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, speech and language pathology, educational technology, social work, and related disciplines as well as clinicians, professionals, and in-service educators of diverse students.
Table of Contents
Part I: Context.- Chapter 1. Context for Nonverbal Assessment of Intelligence and Related Abilities.- Chapter 2. Best Practices in Detecting Bias in Cognitive Tests.- Chapter 3. Best Practices in Multicultural Assessment of Cognition.- Chapter 4. Best Practices in Assessing those who are Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing.- Chapter 5. Best Practices in Cross-Battery Assessment of Nonverbal Cognitive Ability.- Chapter 6. Psychological and Physiological Influences on Multicultural and Nonverbal Assessment.- Part II: Selected Nonverbal Cognitive Tests.- Chapter 7. The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test: Second Edition.- Chapter 8. Leiter-3: Nonverbal Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment.- Chapter 9. Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability.- Chapter 10. Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence: Second Edition.- Chapter 11. Test of Nonverbal Intelligence: A Language-Free Measure of Cognitive Ability.- Chapter 12. General Ability Measure for Adults.- Chapter 13. Two Nonverbal Screeners: The Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scale (UMAS) and the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test-Group Abilities Test (UNIT-GAT).- Part III: Nonverbal Assessment of Related Abilities.- Chapter 14. Nonverbal Assessment of Personality and Psychopathology.- Chapter 15. The Nonverbal Assessment of Academic Skills.- Chapter 16. Functional Behavioral Assessment of Nonverbal Behavior.- Chapter 17. Nonverbal Neuropsychological Assessment.