Step-by-step guidance and the latest research findings on the basics of processing assessment Now in its Second Edition, Essentials of Processing Assessment provides critical information about this important aspect of cognitive functioning. This practical resource provides students and practitioners with the tools they need to accurately and efficiently assess an individual's ability to process information. As part of the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book provides information mental health professionals need to practice knowledgeably, efficiently, and ethically in today's behavioral healthcare environment.
* Includes illustrative material, callout boxes highlighting key concepts, and "test yourself" question for gauging and reinforcing learning * Update throughout to include four new chapters and a new companion CD-ROM that includes all worksheets and testing charts * Packed with indispensable guidelines on organizing a processing assessment and interpreting results Essentials of Processing Assessment, Second Edition, offers the best one-stop source of information to help students and practitioners identify processing strengths and weaknesses and plan appropriate interventions.
MILTON J. DEHN, EdD, NCSP, is the cofounder and Program Director of Schoolhouse Tutoring, an agency that provides assessment, tutoring, and instructional support for students of all ages and abilities. Formerly a practicing school psychologist, associate professor, and director of a graduate training program in school psychology, he is the author of four books including Working Memory and Academic Learning: Assessment and Intervention; Long-Term Memory Problems in Children and Adolescents; and Helping Students Remember: Exercises and Strategies to Strengthen Memory. In addition, he is the author of a psychological test, the Children's Psychological Processes Scale (CPSS), an online teacher-rating scale designed to identify children with psychological processing deficits.
Series Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii One: Introduction and Overview 1 Two: Psychological Processes and Learning 25 Three: The Neuroanatomy of Psychological Processes 61 Four: Strategies for Assessing Processing 75 Five: Assessing Processing With Cognitive Scales 107 Six: Assessing Memory 135 Seven: The Children's Psychological Processes Scale (CPPS) 175 Eight: Using Scales Designed to Assess Processing 207 Nine: Analyzing Test Results and Determining SLD 225 Ten: Evidence-Based Interventions for Psychological Processing Deficits 261 Eleven: Illustrative Case Study 291 References 319 Annotated Bibliography 335 About the Author 339 Index 341 About the CD-ROM 349 Note: All Appendixes are on the CD. Appendix A Selective Testing Tables for Processing and Memory Appendix B Batteries, Composites, and Subtests That Measure Specific Processes Appendix C Interview Items Appendix D Observation Items Appendix E Processing and Memory Assessment Forms Appendix F Children's Psychological Processes Scale Appendix G Psychological Processing Analyzer Appendix H Statistical Tables Appendix I Processing Assessment Report Template Appendix J Self-Monitoring Sheet