Measurement of symptom severity and impairment

Lawrence J Lewandowski, Benjamin J. Lovett, Michael Gordon

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Abstract

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
Pages229-245
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781489979964
ISBN (Print)9781489979940
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • ADHD
  • Multidimensional assessment
  • Symptoms

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)

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Lewandowski, L. J., Lovett, B. J., & Gordon, M. (2016). Measurement of symptom severity and impairment. In Assessing Impairment: From Theory to Practice (pp. 229-245). Springer US. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4899-7996-4_11