The Cross-Battery assessment approach (also referred to as the XBA approach) is a time-efficient assessment method grounded solidly in contemporary theory and research.
The XBA approach systematically integrates data across cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological batteries, enabling practitioners to expand their traditional assessments to more comprehensively address referral concerns. This approach also includes guidelines for identification of specific learning disabilities and assessment of cognitive strengths and weaknesses in individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Essentials of Cross-Battery Assessment 3rd ed is designed to help busy practitioners quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of psychological assessment instruments.
It is updated to include the latest editions of cognitive ability test batteries, such as the WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, and WJ III COG, and special purpose cognitive tests including the WMS-IV and TOMAL-II.
It also now overs many neuropsychological batteries such as the NEPSY-II and D-KEFS and provides extensive coverage of achievement batteries and special purpose tests, including the WIAT-III, KM-3, WRMT-3 and TOWL-4.
In all, this book includes over 100 psychological batteries and 750 subtests, all of which are classified according to CHC (and many according to neuropsychological theory).
This useful guide includes a timesaving CD-ROM, Essential Tools for Cross-Battery Assessment (XBA) Applications and Interpretation, which allows users to enter data and review results and interpretive statements that may be included in psychological reports.
Dawn P. Flanagan, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, NY, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center, School of Medicine.
Samuel O. Ortiz, PhD, is Associate Professor of Psychology at St. John's University in Queens, NY.
Vincent C. Alfonso, PhD, is Professor of School Psychology in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, New York, New York.