Assessing Impairment

From Theory to Practice

  • Sam Goldstein
  • Jack A. Naglieri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Sam Goldstein, Jack A. Naglieri
      Pages 3-15
    3. John W. Eagle, Shannon E. Dowd-Eagle, S. Andrew Garbacz
      Pages 17-44
    4. Jeffrey Ditterline, Thomas Oakland, Keith D. McGoldrick
      Pages 45-70
    5. Gregory A. Fabiano, William E. Pelham Jr.
      Pages 71-89
    6. Holly Tuokko, Lesley Ritchie
      Pages 91-122
  3. Modeling Impairment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
    2. Benjamin J. Lovett, Michael Gordon, Lawrence J. Lewandowski
      Pages 125-139
    3. Norma Leclair, Steven Leclair, Christopher R. Brigham
      Pages 141-166
    4. Keith D. McGoldrick
      Pages 191-211
  4. Assessment and Reduction of Impairment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Jack A. Naglieri, Keith D. McGoldrick
      Pages 215-228
    3. Lawrence J. Lewandowski, Benjamin J. Lovett, Michael Gordon
      Pages 229-245
    4. Sam Goldstein, Jack A. Naglieri
      Pages 247-255
    5. Jasen M. Walker, Stacey A. Krauss
      Pages 283-302
    6. Samantha Benevenuto Skolnik, Andrew Livanis
      Pages 303-315
    7. Sam Goldstein
      Pages 317-321
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 323-332

About this book


This Second Edition of the book expands on the in-depth treatment of the theory, definition, and evaluation of impairment presented in the original volume. It explores the complex relationships between disabling conditions and impairment, with new data and insights on assessment and potential avenues for treatment. Original and revised chapters critique current models of impairment and offers an integrated model rooted in the contexts of medical, mental health, and cognitive challenges in disability. Leading scholars and clinicians provide updated evidence for a much-needed reconceptualization of impairment within the context of diagnosis and disability. This contextual approach to assessment – a wide-ranging quality-of life perspective – goes beyond symptom counting, resulting in more accurate diagnosis, targeted interventions, and improved patient functioning.

Topics featured in this book include:

  • The role of family and cross-setting supports in reducing impairment.
  • Relationships between adaptive behavior and impairment.
  • Legal conceptions of impairment and its implications for the assessment of psychiatric disabilities.
  • Impairment in parenting.
  • The Neuropsychological Impairment Scale (NIS).
  • The Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (BFIS).
  • The Rating Scale of Impairment (RSI).
  • Treatment integrity in interventions for children diagnosed with DSM-5 disorders.

Assessing Impairment, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians, professionals, and graduate students in clinical child, school, and developmental psychology as well as child and adolescent psychiatry, educational psychology, rehabilitation medicine/therapy, social work, and pediatrics.


Adaptive behaviors and impairment Assessing Impairment Barkley Functional Impairment Scales Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale Columbia Impairment Scale DSM-5 model of impairment Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Geriatric populations and impairment Impairment Impairment Rating Scale Impairment definition, concept , and theory Impairment in adults Impairment in children Medical model of impairment Neuropsychological Impairment Scale Rating Scale of Impairment Sheehan Disability Scale and psychiatric impairment Symptom severity measurement and impairment Trauma and impairment Treatment integrity and impairment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goldstein
    • 1
  • Jack A. Naglieri
    • 2
  1. 1.Learning and Behavior Center Salt Lake CityUSA
  2. 2.Curry School of EducationUniversity of Virginia CentervilleUSA

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