Measurement of symptom severity and impairment

Lawrence J. Lewandowski, Benjamin J. Lovett, Michael Gordon

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Abstract

Brenda, a fifth grader with a measured IQ in the gifted range (135), has reading skills that are only slightly above average (a standard score of 108). There is a significant discrepancy between her ability and her level of achievement. Does this mean that Brenda has a learning disability in the area of reading? Is a score of 108 a deficit in relation to most people? The reading score may be a relative weakness, but does Brenda need special education services and test accommodations?

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessing Impairment
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Theory to Practice
PublisherSpringer US
Pages5-14
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780387875415
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StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

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  • Psychology(all)

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    Lewandowski, L. J., Lovett, B. J., & Gordon, M. (2009). Measurement of symptom severity and impairment. In Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (pp. 5-14). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-387-87542-2_2