Article presents and analyzes the primary issues related to assessment of adaptive behavior when making a diagnosis of intellectual disability in Atkins-related claim cases. Issues related to standardized assessment instruments, self-report, selection of respondents, use of collateral information, malingering, and clinical judgment are discussed.
Tasse, M. J. (2009). Adaptive behavior assessment and the diagnosis of mental retardation in capital cases. Applied Neuropsychology, 16, 114-123.
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General