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Assessment in the Application of Positive Psychology to Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Karrie A. ShogrenEmail author
  • James R. Thompson
  • Michael L. Wehmeyer
  • Hyojeong Seo
  • Mayumi Hagiwara
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Part of the Springer Series on Child and Family Studies book series (SSCFS)

Abstract

This chapter introduces assessments and assessment practices aligned with the strengths-based models emerging in the intellectual disability and positive psychology field. Approaches adopted in positive psychology are discussed, as are efforts in the intellectual and developmental disability field to assess strengths and positive psychological constructs to guide the development of supports to promote personal strengths, and evaluate personal growth and outcomes.

Keywords

Assessment Positive psychology Strengths Supports Outcomes 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karrie A. Shogren
    • 1
    Email author
  • James R. Thompson
    • 1
  • Michael L. Wehmeyer
    • 1
  • Hyojeong Seo
    • 2
  • Mayumi Hagiwara
    • 1
  1. 1.Beach Center on Disability, Kansas University Center on Developmental DisabilitiesUniversity of KansasLawrenceUSA
  2. 2.Kongju National UniversityKongjuSouth Korea

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