The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment

The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment


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Psychological assessment has always paralleled the growth of psychology and its specialties, and it is not an overstatement to say that measurement and assessment are the cornerstones of psychology, providing the tools and techniques for gathering information to inform our understanding of human behavior. However, the continued growth and new developments in the assessment literature requires an ongoing examination of the principles and practices of central importance to psychological assessment.

The Oxford Handbook of Child Psychological Assessment covers all areas of child and adolescent assessment. Leaders in the field summarize and synthesize state-of-the-science assessment theories, techniques, and applications. Placing an emphasis on clinical and psychoeducational assessment issues, chapters explore issues related to the foundations, models, special topics, and practice of psychological assessment. Appropriate as a desk reference or a cover-to-cover read, this comprehensive volume surveys fundamental principles of child assessment, including ability, achievement, behavior, and personality; covers the role of theory and measurement in psychological assessment; and presents new methods and data.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199796304
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/17/2013
Series: Oxford Library of Psychology
Pages: 884
Product dimensions: 7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.10(d)

About the Author

Donald H. Saklofske, Ph.D., is Professor, Department Psychology, University of Western Ontario.

Cecil R. Reynolds, Ph.D., is Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology, Professor of Neuroscience, and Distinguished Research Scholar, Texas A & M University.

Vicki L. Schwean, Ph.D., is Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario.

Table of Contents

Donald H. Saklofske, Cecil R. Reynolds, and Vicki L. Schwean

Part One: Foundations of Psychological Assessment

1. The Role of Theory in Psychological Assessment
Darielle Greenberg, Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, and Alan S. Kaufman

2. Testing: The Measurement and Assessment Link
Scott L. Decker

3. Measurement and Statistical Issues in Child Assessment Research
Matthew R. Reynolds and Timothy Z. Keith

4. Psychometric Versus Actuarial Interpretation of Intelligence and Related Aptitude Batteries
Gary L. Canivez

5. The Status of Projective Assessment in Psychological Science and in Practice
Hedwig Teglasi

6. Large-Scale Group Score Assessments: Past, Present, and Future
Bobby Naemi, Eugene Gonzalez, Jonas Bertling, Anthony Betancourt, Jeremy Burrus, Patrick C. Kyllonen, Jennifer Minsky, Petra Lietz, Eckhard Klieme, Svenja Vieluf, Jihyun Lee, and Richard D. Roberts

7. Testing, Assessment, and Cultural Variation: Challenges in Evaluating Knowledge Claims
Craig L. Frisby

8. Methods for Translating and Adapting Tests to Increase Cross-Language Validity
Ronald K. Hambleton and Minji Kang Lee

9. Diagnosis, Classification, and Screening Systems
R. W. Kamphaus, Erin Dowdy, Sangwon Kim, and Jenna Chin

10. The ICF-CY: A Universal Taxonomy for Psychological Assessment
Rune J. Simeonsson and Andrea Lee

11. The APA Ethics Code and the Case Against Projective Techniques in the Assessment of Children and Youths
Jonathan W. Gould, David A. Martindale, and James R. Flens

Part Two: Models of Assessment

12. Cognitive Assessment: Progress in Psychometric Theories of Intelligence, the Structure of Cognitive Ability Tests, and Interpretive Approaches to Cognitive Test Performance
Dawn P. Flanagan, Vincent C. Alfonso, Samuel O. Ortiz, and Agnieszka M. Dynda

13. Principles of Assessment of Aptitude and Achievement
W.J. Schneider

14. Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment in Children and Adolescents
Cynthia A. Riccio and Cecil R. Reynolds

15. Models for the Personality Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Donald H. Saklofske, Diana K. Joyce, Michael L. Sulkowski, and Emma A. Climie

16. Principles of Behavioral Assessment
Tanya L. Eckert and Benjamin J. Lovett

17. Therapeutic Assessment with Adolescents and Their Parents: A Comprehensive Model
Deborah J. Tharinger, Lauren B. Gentry, and Stephen E. Finn

Part Three: The Practice of Psychological Assessment

18. History-taking, Clinical Interviewing, and the Mental Status Examination in Child Assessment
Mauricio A. Garcia-Barrera and William R. Moore

19. Psychological Testing by Models of Cognitive Ability
A. Lynne Beal, John O. Willis, and Ron Dumont

20. Methods of Neuropsychological Assessment
Susan Homack

21. Memory Assessment
Wayne Adams

22. Formal Methods in Assessing Child and Adolescent Personality and Affect
Patricia A. Lowe, Erik L. Fister, Susan M. Unruh, Jennifer M. Raad, Justin P. Allen, Tiffany L. Arrington, Skylar A. Bellinger, Liesl J. Edwards, Belinda N. Kathurima, Jeaveen M. Neaderhiser, Christopher R. Niileksela, Jessica Oeth Schuttler, Matthew J. Grumbein, and Stephen W. Loke

23. Methods of Assessing Academic Achievement
Michelle A. Drefs, Tanya Beran, and Meghann Fior

24. Methods of Assessing Learning and Study Strategies
Kathy C. Stroud

25. Models and Methods of Assessing Creativity
James C. Kaufman, Christina M. Russell, and Jonathan A. Plucker

26. Methods of Assessing Behavior I: Observations and Rating Scales
Erin Dowdy, Jennifer Twyford, and Jill D. Sharkey

27. Models and Methods of Assessing Adaptive Behavior
Jason Hangauer, Jonathan Worcester, and Kathleen Hague Armstrong

Part Four: Special and Emergent Topics in Child and Adolescent Assessment

28. The Authentic Alternative for Assessment in Early Childhood Intervention
Marisa Macy and Stephen J. Bagnato

29. Assessing Mild Intellectual Disability: Issues and Best Practices
Daniel J. Reschly

30. Toward a Synthesis of Cognitive-Psychological, Medical/Neurobiological, and Educational Models for the Diagnosis and Management of Dyslexia
Nancy Mather, Bennett A. Shaywitz, and Sally E. Shaywitz

31. Testing Accommodations for Children with Disabilities
Brian C. McKevitt, Stephen N. Elliott, and Ryan J. Kettler

32. Special Issues in Forensic Assessment of Children and Adolescents
Kathryn Kuehnle, Steven N. Sparta, H.D. Kirkpatrick, and Monica Epstein

33. Assessing Noncognitive Constructs in Education: A Review of Traditional and Innovative Approaches
Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, Carolyn MacCann, and Richard D. Roberts

34. Assessment of Subjective Well-being in Children and Adolescents
E. Scott Huebner and Kimberly J. Hills

35. Assessment of Parenting Style, Parenting Relationships, and Other Parent Variables in Child Assessment
Laura G. McKee, Deborah J. Jones, Rex Forehand, and Jessica Cuellar

36. Linking Children and Adolescent Assessment to Effective Instruction: An Evidence-based Perspective from the Experimental Literature
H. Lee Swanson

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