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Handbook of measurement and evaluation in rehabilitation

Author: Brian Bolton; Randall M Parker
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : Pro-Ed, Inc., ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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The fourth edition is an continuation of the previous, providing more expert knowledge in client and rehabilitation assessment, psychological testing, and vocational evaluation. It is a product of many years of clinical and research experience by experts in psychology and rehabilitation. This 20-chapter comprehensive manual is the perfect all-inclusive tool for undergraduate and graduate students as well as  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Bolton; Randall M Parker
ISBN: 9781416402589 1416402586
OCLC Number: 82772669
Description: xvi, 616 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Fundamentals of measurement --
Scores and norms / Brian F. Bolton, Randall M. Parker, and Jeffrey B. Brookings --
Measurement and testing --
Strategies and issues in score interpretation --
General guidelines for test usage --
Ethical principles of assessment --
Sources of additional information --
Conclusion --
Reliability / Robert M. Thorndike and Tracy Thorndike-Christ --
Generalizing from test scores --
Classical test theory --
Variation in test scores --
Factors affecting reliability interpretation --
Reliability of difference scores --
Reliability of computer adaptive tests --
Conclusion --
Validity / Nancy E. Betz and David J. Weiss --
Measurement in the context of science --
Types of evidence for validity --
Validity of measurement and practical validity --
Conclusion --
Reviews of instruments --
Intelligence testing / Elizabeth O. Lichtenberger, James C. Kaufman, and Alan S. Kaufman --
Historical perspectives --
Current perspectives --
Conclusion --
Aptitude testing / Randall M. Parker --
Definitions of aptitude --
Brief history of aptitude testing --
Description and evaluation of selected aptitude tests --
Problems in aptitude assessment --
Conclusion --
Assessment of personality / Samuel E. Krug --
Why assess personality? --
Validity and utility of the self-report method --
The dimensionality and structure of normal-range personality --
Review of major resources --
The role of the computer in personality assessment --
Conclusion --
Assessment of psychopathology / Rodney L. Lowman and Linda M. Richardson --
Assessing psychopathology --
Issues in assessing psychopathology --
Specific measures of psychopathology --
Conclusion --
Vocational inventories / Nadya A. Fouad, Melissa K. Smothers, Neeta Kantamneni, and Amy Guillen --
Uses of vocational interest and attitude inventories --
Criteria for selecting vocational inventories --
Vocational instruments --
Instruments versus criteria --
Conclusion --
Applications in rehabilitation --
Assessment interviewing / Norman L. Berven --
Types of interviews used in assessment --
Psychometric characteristics of interviews as an assessment tool --
Interview strategies and techniques --
Computer-based assessment interviews --
Conclusion --
Assessment of independence / Nancy M. Crewe and Darlene A.G. Groomes --
ICIDH and ICF --
Purposes of assessing independence --
Measures of independence --
Conclusion --
Neuropsychological assessment / Ronald M. Ruff and James C. Schraa --
Questions that need to be answered --
Neurocognitive assessment --
Evaluation of effort, exaggeration, and malingering --
Benefits from the process of testing --
Recommendations --
Neuropsychological consultation in regard to learning disabilities --
Conclusion --
Assessing work behavior / Jeanne B. Patterson --
Functional, behavioral, and physical capacities assessments --
Transferable skill assessments/job matching --
Work samples --
Situational assessments, job tryouts, and on-the-job evaluations --
Conclusion --
The O*NET occupational information system / Mary Ann Hanson, Leonard N. Matheson, and Walter C. Borman --
Occupational information for the rehabilitation professional --
Purpose of the O*NET --
Development of the O*NET --
O*NET applications and implications for rehabilitation professionals --
Current status of the O*NET database --
Conclusion --
Measurement of consumer outcomes in rehabilitation / Richard T. Walls --
Input-intervention-output model --
Measuring outcomes --
Outcomes reported in research --
Conclusion --
Assessment of career development and maturity / Terry Blackwell, Steven J. Leirer, and Douglas C. Strohmer --
Career maturity and decision making --
Assessment issues --
Review of selected assessment instruments --
Conclusion --
Assessment of individuals with visual impairments / John T. Gallagher and William R. Wiener --
Use of tests with people who are visually impaired --
The challenge of developing tests for people who are blind or visually impaired --
Considerations in the assessment of individuals who are visually impaired --
Adapting tests for people who are visually impaired --
Tests for use with individuals who are visually impaired --
Conclusion --
Assessment of individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing / Shawn P. Saladin and McCay Vernon --
Definitions of hearing loss --
General issues in assessment --
Assessments in rehabilitation settings --
Psychiatric assessment and brain injury screening --
Achievement testing --
Aptitude and interest testing --
Communication skills appraisal --
Case history data --
Assessments of persons who are deaf-blind --
Conclusion --
Assessment of adults with intellectual disabilities / Sandra E. Hansmann and Irla Lee Zimmerman --
The concept of intellectual disabilities --
Assessing intellectual disabilities --
Conclusion --
Assessment in psychiatric rehabilitation / Kim L. MacDonald-Wilson and Patricia B. Nemec --
The empirical foundation for a psychiatric rehabilitation assessment --
Components of psychiatric rehabilitation assessment --
Psychiatric rehabilitation assessment interview --
Psychiatric rehabilitation assessment instruments --
Conclusion --
Multicultural issues in assessment / Richard H. Dana --
Chapter revision essentials --
Cultural competence --
Assessment services in rehabilitation --
Bias --
Correction for bias --
Conclusion --
List of contributors --
About the editors --
Subject index.
Responsibility: edited by Brian F. Bolton and Randall M. Parker.
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The fourth edition is an continuation of the previous, providing more expert knowledge in client and rehabilitation assessment, psychological testing, and vocational evaluation. It is a product of many years of clinical and research experience by experts in psychology and rehabilitation. This 20-chapter comprehensive manual is the perfect all-inclusive tool for undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners whose primary function is to translate the results of client assessment into an effective rehabilitation program.

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