Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sharing Controlling for increased guessing enhances the independence of the Flynn effect from g: The return of the Brand effect via BrowZine

Controlling for increased guessing enhances the independence of the Flynn effect from g: The return of the Brand effect
Woodley, Michael Anthony; te Nijenhuis, Jan; Must, Olev; Must, Aasa
Intelligence, Vol. 43 – 2014: 27 - 34


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Monday, January 13, 2014

The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability: AAIDD forthcoming pub--TOC with authors and chapter titles


 The Death Penalty and Intellectual Disability: A Guide (1/3/14)*

* Note the above title is as registered by AAIDD with Library of Congress and as presentedon their website. The working title of the task force had been:  Determining Intellectual Disability in the Courts: Focus on Capital Cases

As described at the AAIDD publications page:
 In the 2002 landmark decision Atkins v. Virginia 536 U.S. 304, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that executing a person with intellectual disability is a violation of the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment,” but left states to determine their own criteria for intellectual disability. AAIDD has always advocated against the death penalty for people with intellectual disability and has long provided amicus curiae briefs in Supreme Court cases. Thus, in this comprehensive new book published by AAIDD, notable authors in the field of intellectual disability discuss all aspects of the issues, with a particular focus on foundational considerations, assessment factors and issues, and professional concerns in Atkins assessments. 



Ed Polloway

Honorable Kevin Foley

Part 1:  Foundational Considerations

Guide for Persons with Intellectual Disability and Capital Cases:
An Introduction
Edward A. Polloway
James R. Patton
J. David Smith
Intellectual Disability:  A Review of its Definitions and Diagnostic Criteria
Marc J. Tassé
Mild Intellectual Disability
Gary Siperstein
Melissa Collins
Analysis of Atkins Cases
John Blume
Karen Salekin

Part 2:  Assessment Considerations

A.  General Topics:

Concepts of Measurement
Keith Widaman
Age of Onset and the Developmental Period Criterion
Stephen Greenspan
George Woods
Harvey Switzky

B. Intellectual Functioning:

Intellectual Functioning: Conceptual Issues
Kevin McGrew
Consideration in the Selection and Analysis of IQ Tests
Dale Watson
Variability of IQ scores
Stephen Greenspan
J. Gregory Olley
Norm Obsolescence: The Flynn Effect
Kevin McGrew

C. Adaptive Behavior:

Evolving Concepts of Adaptive Behavior
Stephen Greenspan
Selection of Appropriate Adaptive Behavior Instruments
J. Gregory Olley
Challenges in Assessment of Adaptive Behavior in Capital Cases
Caroline Everington
Gilbert S. Macvaugh III
Karen Salekin
Timothy J. Derning
Time at Which Disability Must Be Shown in Atkins Cases
J. Gregory Olley
Briseño Factors
Stephen Greenspan

Part 3:  Related Topics

Cultural Factors in Assessment
Richard Ruth
Assessment Issues: Competence to Waive Miranda Rights and Competence to Stand Trial
Karen Salekin
Caroline Everington
Considerations of Retrospective Assessment and Malingering
Denis Keyes
David Freedman
Intellectual Disability, Comorbid Disorders and Differential Diagnosis
George Woods
David Freedman
Timothy J. Derning
School and Other Key Records
James Patton
Relevance of Other Assessments in Atkins Evaluations
Karen Salekin
Gilbert S. Macvaugh III
Timothy J. Derning
Professional Issues in Atkins Assessments
Gilbert S. Macvaugh III
Mark D. Cunningham Marc J. Tassé

The WJ IV is comming! Stay tunned for new updates, insights, answers to questions, etc.

If you have wondered why I have not posted as much creative and original content at my blog the past 5+ years, it has been due to our work to revise and re-standardize the WJ III battery.  We are rounding the final corner and Riverside Publishing has officially launched the WJ IV web page, where pre-orders, at a special discount, are being currently being taken.

This is a blatant self-promotional post.  I am a coauthor of the WJ III and WJ IV and thus have a financial interest in its sales (see conflict of interest disclosure statement; which needs to be updated to reflect the WJ IV).

I am very proud to have worked on this project and believe that those who conduct psychological and educational assessments will be pleased with many of the revisions, additions, and new features.  You can learn more at the Riverside WJ IV web page link above.

In the not so distant future I will be making many WJ IV-related blog posts to explain the changes, answer questions posted on listservs, and also provide insights based on yet-to-be published analyses of the norm data and special studies.