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Intellectual disability: a concept in need of revision?

Whitaker, Simon (2008) Intellectual disability: a concept in need of revision? The British Journal of Developmental Disabilities, 54 (106). pp. 3-9. ISSN 0969-7950

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    Abstract

    It is suggested that the way the term
    intellectual disability is used gives the impression
    that it is a discrete entity which
    can be diagnosed simply by assessing an
    individual’s level of adaptive behaviour
    and IQ. It is argued that we are not able to
    measure either adaptive behaviour or IQ
    with sufficient accuracy. A looser definition
    of intellectual disability is suggested,
    acknowledging the problems in measurement
    and emphasising the need for clinical
    judgment.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Psychological Research
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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    Depositing User: Simon Whitaker
    Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2009 09:24
    Last Modified: 22 Dec 2010 16:38
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4289

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