Kaufman assessment battery for children

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Kaufman assessment battery for children

(kowf′măn)
[Alan and Nadeen Kaufman, U.S. educators]
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K-ABC

A test consisting of 16 subtests, used to assess cognitive development in children ages 3 to 18. This intelligence test, consisting of both verbal and nonverbal subtests, asks children to place objects in order or logical sequence. It may be used alone or with other intelligence tests to gauge overall intelligence.
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SPSS.20 was used to: (a) obtain general descriptive statistics; (b) compare means between different groups of communication disorder and the control group by mean of the analysis of variance (ANOVA) with post hoc Bonferroni; and (c) obtain Pearson's correlations and simple linear regressions between the results obtained through Bayley-III with those obtained through MSCA, K-ABC and ITPA.
Number recall in the K-ABC in children with auditory processing disorders.
Malgre des moyennes legerement differentes au sous-test de comprehension en lecture tire du K-ABC (Kaufman & Kaufman, 1993), aucune difference significative n'a ete observee entre les trois groupes au pretest ([X.sup.2] (2, n=94) = 0,51, p=0,775) (4).
A nivel neuropsicologico los ninos autistas presentan peores puntuaciones en test donde se le exija una secuenciacion y planificacion (por ejemplo, el subtest de laberintos del WIC-IV (Wechsler, 2005) o el subtest de Series de fotos del K-ABC (Kaufman y Kaufman, 1997), asi como en test de comprension verbal (por ejemplo, el TVIP (Dunn y Dunn, 1986)) o el subtest de comprension del K-ABC (Kaufman y Kaufman, 1997)).
Se realizo un analisis cuantitativo del K-ABC, discriminandose el rendimiento en las pruebas de las escalas secuencial y simultanea en ambos grupos de ninos.
En el estudio de Capdevila y colaboradores, (3) que comparo los subtipos inatento y combinado del TDAH, y que incluyo individuos de uno y otro sexo, no se encontraron problemas para el desempeno del grupo inatento en las pruebas del K-ABC, mientras que en la de Wisconsin (WCST) se hallaron frecuentes errores perseverativos, lo que los llevo a concluir que los ninos inatentos con menor disfuncion y menos problemas conductuales podrian no ser identificados correctamente.
AK: So far, I would say "very well." It's interesting that for the original K-ABC, published in 1983, we had a lot of feedback, some positive, but a lot of it negative, and it became very controversial.
The identification of the differential item functioning was performed due to presence of cultural differences in the Spanish adaptation of the K-ABC test of Kaufman.
As I began to read his criticisms of the K-ABC, I began to sweat.
The minimum training for the examiners included "a master's degree in psychology, courses in testing, internship experience in administering and scoring psychological tests, and training in administering and scoring the K-ABC. Each specialist had passed state certification and/or licensure requirements.
Frasier (1989) reported that considerable evidence has been accumulated that the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC) (Kaufman & Kaufman, 1983)"is fair to minorities" (p.