Essentials of KTEA -3 and WIAT®-III Assessment
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Written by expert authors Kristina Breaux and Elizabeth Lichtenberger, Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessmentoffers up-to-date, comprehensive, step-by-step instruction in the accurate and effective use of the newest editions of the Kaufman Test of Educational Achievement (KTEA-3) Comprehensive Form, KTEA-3 Brief Form, and the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT-III). Designed to provide in-depth information in an easy to use reference format, the book provides guidelines and tips for administration, scoring, and interpretation that go beyond the information provided in the test manuals. A complete guide is included for digital administration and scoring using Q-interactive, automated scoring using Q-global, and hand scoring.

Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment makes score interpretation easier by explaining what each score measures and the implications of a high or low score. Learn how to increase the diagnostic utility of the KTEA-3 and WIAT-III by taking full advantage of their capabilities for error analysis, qualitative observations, and progress monitoring, and by pairing the results with measures of cognitive ability such as the WISC-V and KABC-II. Clinicians will find a helpful discussion of how these tests may be interpreted using either a CHC or neuropsychological approach to assessment. Case studies illustrate the use of these tests to respond to various referral concerns. Annotations within each case report provide a window into the mind of the examiner throughout the assessment process.

This book provides a depth and breadth of understanding that is appropriate for all assessment professionals, regardless of their level of training or experience. Extensive illustrations, call-out boxes, and "Test Yourself" questions help students and clinicians quickly absorb the information they need. Essentials of KTEA-3 and WIAT-III Assessment is the clear, focused guide to using these tests to their fullest potential.


KRISTINA C. BREAUX, is a senior research director with Pearson Clinical Assessment, where she led the development of the WIAT®-III and worked in close collaboration with Alan and Nadeen Kaufman to develop the KTEA-3 and KTEA™-3 Brief. She is coauthor of Essentials of WIAT®-III and KTEA™-II Assessment.

ELIZABETH O. LICHTENBERGER, is a licensed clinical psychologist in California and adjunct faculty member at Alliant International University, in San Diego. A consultant and trainer to businesses and individual psychologists, she is coauthor of numerous books in the Psychological Assessment series.


Series Preface xi

Acknowledgments xiii

One Overview 1

Two KTEA™-3 16

Three WIAT®-III 126

Four Clinical Applications 216

Five Strengths and Weaknesses of the KTEA™-3 and WIAT®-III 289
John O. Willis and Ron Dumont

Six Illustrative Case Reports 333

Seven Q-interactive for KTEA™-3 and WIAT®-III 379
Thomas Witholt, Kristina C. Breaux, and Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger

With Contributions by James A. Henke

References 394

Annotated Bibliography 404

About the Authors 406

About the Digital Resources 407

Index 409