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.