Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children

  • Shahal RozenblattEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_193

Synonyms

KABC-II

Description

Like its predecessor, the K-ABC, the KABC-II, is designed to assess the intellectual functioning of children, preschool through adolescent, with a focus on determining areas of processing strengths and weaknesses. While retaining some of the theoretical roots and subtests of the original measure, the KABC-II represents a major revision. First, the age for which the measure is applicable was increased at the upper limit and now ranges from 3 years to 18 years, 11 months (the K-ABC was originally normed for children ranging in age from 2 years, 6 months to 12 years, 6 months). The KABC-II maintains its theoretical ties to the Lurian process approach (Luria 1970), but it now offers the user the option to use the Cattell-Horn-Carroll hierarchical model of intelligence (Carroll 1997).

The components of the KABC-II have also been updated and/or changed (Bain and Gray 2008). The test consists of 18 subtests, but the type and number that are administered depend on...

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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Psychological Assessment P. C.SmithtownUSA