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Assessing Adults with Intellectual Disabilities : A Service Provider's Guide - James Hogg

Assessing Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

A Service Provider's Guide


Published: 1st October 2005
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The continuing drive towards care in the community has made effective assessment of the needs of people with intellectual disabilities more critical than ever. This handbook enables professionals working with adults with intellectual disabilities to establish the needs of individuals through systematic assessment and to employ such assessments to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service they provide. The volume is divided into two main parts. The first consists of conceptual chapters addressing issues on the function of assessment in various behavioral domains. The second part describes selected assessment instruments and strategies that are commercially available or are published in an accessible form. Each of these is considered with respect to function, construction, availability and utility. The expert contributors to this volume cover the full spectrum of need, including adults with intellectual disabilities and additional mental health difficulties, behavioral problems, also considering those with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities, and those suspected of developing dementia. The assessment of quality of life is given special consideration, as is assessment for employment.

"Hogg and Langa have assembled a gem... they have captured a range of nuanced issues and problems facing workers in the field of intellectual disabilities. This text is sure to become an indispensable companion to any clinician, researcher, or provider wanting to better understand assessment and the complex lives of people with intellectual disabilities." Matthew P. Janicki, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago

"A timely publication that brings together a group of highly respected contributors from Europe, North America and Australia. Its strength lies in its coverage of important conceptual issues, including person-centred planning, supported by a critical analysis of contemporary strategies and assessment instruments. The focus on person-centred planning ensures its relevance to emerging practices in the support of people with an intellectual disability. It will find a place in the libraries of both practitioners and researchers." Professor Trevor R. Parmenter, Foundation Chair of Developmental Disability, University of Sydney

"This is a thought-provoking review of current assessment practice, reflecting the shift towards person-centred approaches and a concern to make assessment secure better lives for people with intellectual disabilities." Professor Jim Mansell, Tizard Centre, University of Kent at Canterbury

Introduction: Assesssment in Perspective (James Hogg and Arturo Langa).


Chapter 1: Issues in the Systematic Assessment of Quality of Life (Robert A. Cummins).

Chapter 2: Outside the Box: Assessment for Life and Work in the Community (Patricia Noonan Walsh).

Chapter 3: Interdisciplinary Assessment of People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities (Carla Vlaskamp).

Chapter 4: The Assessment of Mental Illness in Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Edwin J. Mikkelsen, Lauren R. Charlot and Arturo Langa).

Chapter 5: Issues in the Assessment of Challenging Behaviour (Eric Emerson).

Chapter 6: People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Offend or Are Alleged to Have Offended (Gillian Anderson).

Chapter 7: The Assessment of Dementia in People with Intellectual Disabilites Context, Strategy and Methods (Chris Oliver and Sunny Kalsy).

Chapter 8: Genetic Syndromes and Behavioural Phenotypes (Robert M. Walley).


Chapter 9: Instruments Assessing Quality of Life (Robert A. Cummins).

Chapter 10: Assessment and Employment of People with Intellectual Disabilites (Patricia Noonan Walsh).

Chapter 11: Assessing People with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilites (Carla Vlaskamp).

Chapter 12: Commonly Employed Psychopathology Instruments for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (Lauren R. Charlot and Edwin J, Mikkelsen).

Chapter 13: Instruments for Assessing Behavioural Problems (Kirk Zimbelman).

Chapter 14: People with Intellectual Disabilities Who Offend or Are at Risk of Offending: Assessing Need and Risk (Gillian Anderson).

Chapter 15: The Assessment of Dementia in People with Intellectual Disabilities Key Assessment Instruments (Sunny Kalsy and Chris Oliver).

Chapter 16: Behavioural Phenotypes: Approaches to Assessment (Robert M. Walley).


ISBN: 9781405102209
ISBN-10: 1405102209
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1