Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment

  • R. Steve McCallum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Context

  3. Selected Nonverbal Cognitive Tests

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Alex Friedlander Moore, R. Steve McCallum, Bruce A. Bracken
      Pages 105-125
    3. Gale H. Roid, Christopher Koch
      Pages 127-150
    4. Caroline M. Jaquett, Baileigh A. Kirkpatrick
      Pages 151-166
    5. Donald D. Hammill, Nils Pearson
      Pages 167-184
    6. Amber Stieg Green, Achilles Bardos, Maris Doropoulou
      Pages 207-216
  4. Nonverbal Assessment of Related Abilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Craig L. Frisby
      Pages 251-267
    3. Merilee McCurdy, Christopher H. Skinner, Ruth A. Ervin
      Pages 269-285
    4. John D. Wasserman
      Pages 287-310
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 311-320

About this book


The second edition of this comprehensive volume presents methods for nonverbal assessment of diverse individuals, such as persons with speech or hearing deficits, limited English skills, or emotional problems. Chapters provide a contemporary context for nonverbal evaluations, accompanied by descriptions of best practices in detecting bias in cognitive tests, multicultural assessment, cross-battery assessment of nonverbal cognitive ability, and psychological and physiological influences on assessment. The book discusses nonverbal assessment of cognition and intelligence as well as related domains, such as academic skills, neurocognitive functioning, personality, and behavior issues. Guidelines for using common nonverbal assessment tools and strategies feature the most up-to-date information on administration and scoring, psychometric properties, and strengths and limitations. Best practices for testing diverse children and adults and using reliable, valid, and fair assessment instruments are emphasized throughout the book.

Featured instruments in the Handbook include:
  • The Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test, Second Edition (UNIT2).
  • The newest version of the Leiter International Performance Scale (Leiter-3). 
  • The Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability (WNV).
  • The Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Intelligence, Second Edition (CTONI-2). 
  • The Test of Nonverbal Intelligence. 
  • The General Ability Measure for Adults (GAMA). 

The Second Edition of the Handbook of Nonverbal Assessment is a must-have resource for researchers and graduate students in school and clinical child psychology, speech and language pathology, educational technology, social work, and related disciplines as well as clinicians, professionals, and in-service educators of diverse students.


C-TONI-2 and TONI-4 Comprehensive Test of Nonverbal Ability Cross-battery assessment of nonverbal cognitive ability Cultural fairness in nonverbal tests General Ability Measure for Adults Leiter International Performance Scale-R Multicultural assessment of cognition Nonverbal assessment of intelligence Nonverbal assessment of neuropsychological functioning Nonverbal assessment of personality and psychopathology Nonverbal assessment of social-emotional functioning Nonverbal assessment with deaf and hard of hearing individuals Physiological influences on nonverbal assessment Psychological influences on nonverbal assessment Raven’s Progressive Matrices Testing bias in nonverbal assessment Universal General Ability Test (UGAT) Universal Multidimensional Abilities Scales (UMAS) Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Tests-2 Wechsler Nonverbal Ability Scales

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Steve McCallum
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

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