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(p. 59) Assessment 

(p. 59) Assessment
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(p. 59) Assessment
Author(s):

David R. Cox

, Richard H. Cox

, and Bruce Caplan

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780195389241.003.0006
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date: 20 November 2019

Chapter 6 discusses the broad individual differences in presentation of impairment, handicap and/or disability, and how these necessitate versatility and flexibility in the use of assessment and evaluation tools, as well as how accommodations may need to be provided to adequately assess the individual’s strengths and weaknesses, often requiring skill in nonstandard assessment techniques. It covers how determining the ecological validity of the assessment tools and describing the implications of the findings for treatment planning are key components in reporting the results of rehabilitation psychology assessment. It also touches on how the extrapolation of assessment findings to anticipated impact on functional activities for the rehabilitation patient, including the likelihood of amelioration or remediation of deficits, is a unique contribution provided by the competent RP.

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