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Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children

  1. David Loomis1,
  2. Ryan Holt1,
  3. James C. Kaufman1,
  4. Alan S. Kaufman2

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0486

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Loomis, D., Holt, R., Kaufman, J. C. and Kaufman, A. S. 2010. Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.

Author Information

  1. 1

    California State University at San Bernardino

  2. 2

    Yale University School of Medicine

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


The Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children—Second Edition (KABC-II, Kaufman & Kaufman, 2004) measures the cognitive abilities and mental processing of children and adolescents between the ages of 3 years 0 months and 18 years 11 months. Administered individually, this clinical instrument consists of 16 subtests (plus a Delayed Recall scale) and provides examiners with a Nonverbal scale composed of subtests that can be administered in pantomime and responded to motorically. The Nonverbal Scale is especially useful for children who are hearing impaired or have limited English proficiency (Kaufman, Kaufman, Kaufman-Singer, & Kaufman, 2005).


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