Use of the WISC-IV for Gifted Identification (page 2)

— National Association for Gifted Children
Updated on May 5, 2014

Selected References

Flanagan, D. P., & Kaufman, A. S.  (2004). Essentials of WISC-IV assessment. Hoboken, NJ:  John Wiley & Sons.

Gilman, B. J., & Falk, R. F.  (2005, August).  Research-based guidelines for use of the WISC-IV in gifted assessment.  Paper presented at the 16th Biennial Conference of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, New Orleans, LA.

Lubin, B., Wallis, R. R., & Paine, C.  (1971).  Patterns of psychological test usage in the United States:  1935 – 1969.  Professional Psychology, 2, 70-74.

Rimm, S., Gilman, B. J., & Silverman, L. K. (2008). Non-traditional applications of traditional testing.  In J. VanTassel-Baska (Ed.), Critical issues in equity and excellence in gifted education series, Volume 2:  Alternative assessment of gifted learners (pp. 175-202) Waco, TX:  Prufrock Press.

Silverman, L. K.  (in press).  The measurement of giftedness.  In L. Shavinina, Ed.  The handbook on giftedness.  New York:  Springer Science.

Wechsler, D. (2003).  The WISC-IV technical and interpretive manual.  San Antonio, TX:  Psychological Corporation.

Weiss, L. G., Saklofske, D. H., Prifitera, A., & Holdnack, J. A.  (2006).  WISC-IV Advanced clinical interpretation.  Burlington, MA:  Academic Press.

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