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Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 1, 2010


Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice

Jack A. Naglieri, professor of psychology, with Sam Goldstein

The first in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of this core concept, Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (Springer, June 2009) cuts through the confusion and cross-talk. Leading scholars and clinicians offer evidence for a much-needed reconceptualization of impairment within the context of diagnosis and disability, arguing for a wide-ranging quality-of-life perspective. This contextual approach to assessment results in more accurate diagnoses, targeted interventions, and improved patient functioning.

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