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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 08:24
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2010 16:38
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4289

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