Significantly revised in 2009, the WMS-IV is now directly linked to the WAIS-IV the leading intelligence test and includes four new subtests. This latest volume in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, authored by the test's developers, covers every new update to the world's most widely used memory test. Packaged in the popular and user-friendly Essentials series format, this book provides the necessary information to administer, score, and interpret the Fourth Edition of the Wechsler Memory Scales. Mental health practitioners will find this book's practical guidance a valuable resource.
Lisa Whipple Drozdick, PhD, is a research director at Pearson. She has worked on the development of several tests, including the WAIS(R)-IV, WMS(R)-IV, NEPSY(R)-II, and WISC(R)-IV. She has presented and published several articles in the areas of assessment and geropsychology. James A. Holdnack, PhD, is a senior research director for Pearson. As manager of the neuropsychology team, he has developed neuropsychological tests including WMS(R)-IV, Advanced Clinical Solutions for the Wechsler Scales, NEPSY(R)-II and D-KEFS. He has published book chapters and research articles on the Wechsler Scales. Robin C. Hilsabeck, PhD, ABPP-CN, is Director of Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Neuropsychology at South Texas Veterans Health Care System and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She has published several research articles in the areas of psychometrics and neuropsychological assessment, including some on the Wechsler Scales
Series Preface xi Acknowledgments xiii One Overview 1 Two How to Administer the WMS-IV 25 Three How to Score the WMS-IV 65 Four Interpretation 83 Five Strengths and Weaknesses of the WMS-IV 159 Six Using WMS-IV with WAIS-IV 169 Seven Clinical Applications of the WMS-IV 193 Eight Illustrative Case Reports 217 References 243 Appendix 253 Annotated Bibliography 263 About the Authors 265 Author Index 267 Subject Index 271