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Description

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.

Citation

Tasse, M. J. (2009). Adaptive behavior assessment and the diagnosis of mental retardation in capital cases. Applied Neuropsychology, 16, 114-123.

Publication Year

2009

Audiences

Attorneys
Psychologists

Populations

Adults

Topics

Adaptive Behavior
Assessment/Diagnosis
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General
Intellectual Disabilities