Measurement of symptom severity and impairment

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

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Maria, 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 Maria need special education services and test accommodations?.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAssessing Impairment
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Theory to Practice
PublisherSpringer US
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781489979964
ISBN (Print)9781489979940
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • ADHD
  • Multidimensional assessment
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences


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