Essentials of WNV Assessment
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Essentials of WNV Assessment provides practitioners with practical, step-by-step advice for administering, scoring, and interpreting the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV), a nonverbal assessment used to assess a wide variety of individuals. Written by Kimberly Brunnert, Jack Naglieri, and Steven Hardy-Braz, the test is especially well suited for those who are not proficient in English, such as young children, recent immigrants, ESL students, and the deaf and hard of hearing. This essential guide provides you with illuminating case reports and valuable advice on its clinical applications.


Kimberly A. Brunnert, PhD, is a Senior Research Scientist in Educational Assessment at Pearson, where she has worked with Jack Naglieri on the development of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Individual Administration; Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, Second Edition; and the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability.

Jack A. Naglieri, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Foundation, a Fellow of APA Division 16—School Psychology, and recipient of that division's Senior Scientist Award. In addition, he has published a number of research papers, books, and tests.

Steven T. Hardy-Braz, PsyS, NCSP, is a past president of the North Carolina School Psychology Association. He has worked with residential schools for deaf students, the U.S. Department of the Defense, and public school systems. In addition to providing state, regional, and national training in assessment and diagnosis, especially in evaluations with students with learning disabilities, he consulted on the development of the WNV.


Series Preface xi

One Introduction and Overview 1

Two How toAdminister theWNV 13

Three How to Score theWNV 33

Four Interpretation of theWNV 53

Five Strengths andWeaknesses 73

Six Clinical Applications of theWNV 85

Seven Illustrative Case Reports 99

References 191

Annotated Bibliography 195

Index 197

About the Authors 203