Issues in the Linkage of Assessment to Intervention

  • Theodore D. Wachs
  • Robert Sheehan
Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)


It has been argued that humans are designed to categorize information, that is, it may be part of human nature to attempt to group together disparate arrays of stimuli within a single category, as in the use of a symbolic system. Such an attempt will be made in this summary chapter. Our goal in this summary chapter is to highlight what we regard as the major themes and issued that were raised in this book. Given the diversity of viewpoints and populations discussed, such an effort may seem to some readers to be nothing more then a projective test for the editors. Although some editorial “projection” may be involved, it also seems clear that certain issues were repeatedly discussed in these chapters. What consistencies exist may be due to the fact that, as clinicians and researchers, the chapter authors are struggling with a common set of problems in the assessment of young developmentally disabled children. In attempting to categorize themes, three major issues seem to cut across the majority of chapters in this volume.


Developmental Disability Assessment Procedure Individual Child Disable Child Assessment Strategy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Theodore D. Wachs
    • 1
  • Robert Sheehan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Psychological SciencesPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.Department of Foundation and Curriculum, College of EducationCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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