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Lichtenberger, E. O., Volker, M. A., Kaufman, A. S., & Kaufman, N. L. (2006).
Assessing gifted children with the Kaufman Assessment Battery for
Children-Second edition (KABC-II). Gifted Education International,
ABSTRACT: The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (KABC-II; Kaufman & Kaufman, 2004a) is an individually administered intelligence test for children ages 3 to 18. The theory-based test was designed for use in a wide variety of clinical, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological situations, including the assessment of the intellectually gifted. This article provides a context for assessing intellectually gifted children with the KABC-II. General definitional issues in the assessment of gifted children are reviewed, followed by specific conceptions of intellectual giftedness, and details of appropriate assessment procedures. With this foundation of general information on giftedness, the KABC-II's structure, scales, and psychometric properties are described; finally, the benefits and limitations of using the KABC-II for assessing gifted children are explored and a comprehensive case study is provided.
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