Making sense of inconsistencies in psycho-educational assessment: A case report

Gilmore, Linda, Miller, Robyn, & Ward, Heather (2015) Making sense of inconsistencies in psycho-educational assessment: A case report. Journal of Psychologists and Counsellors in Schools, 25(S1), pp. 77-86.

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The case is presented of an 8-year-old young boy who was referred for psycho-educational assessment because of difficulties with writing. The paper provides an example of the way in which a case unfolds as further assessment data become available, and describes a number of challenging aspects of the assessment process. In this case, dilemmas arose when test results were inconsistent at different time points, and when the results were inconsistent with clinical observations. The case report illustrates the ways in which practitioners can collaborate to make sense of such discrepancies, with each contributing a slightly different perspective or set of skills that, in combination, assist to better understand a child’s difficulties.

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ID Code: 76420
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Formerly Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling
Keywords: psycho-educational assessment, inconsistencies, dilemmas, collaboration
DOI: 10.1017/jgc.2014.18
ISSN: 1839-2520
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Educational Psychology (170103)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Cambridge University Press
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2014 22:59
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 22:04

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