Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

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Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health is the first and only text tailored specifically for students seeking a structured foundation of knowledge of tests and related assessment practices commonly used by health professionals in their various fields. While other textbooks commonly used in this area of study often offer a broader and more sweeping look at assessment practices and theories, Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health focuses closely on the standardized and clinical methods of health assessment in regards to rehabilitation counseling, communication and speech disorders, occupational therapy, neuropsychology, physiotherapy, and physical medicine.

Each chapter is structured using the common framework provided by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Disability, Functioning and Health (ICF). This framework, which is considered the gold standard by numerous health institutions around the world in regards to concepts and practices in rehabilitation and health, allows students to gain knowledge and learn practices that are consistent with this widely accepted and highly regarded ICF model.

These chapters not only follow this framework, but are also all organized to include the following topics: professional and legal definitions and theories that form the foundation for assessment methods; a brief history of the research and practice methods pertinent to each chapter topic; a listing of assessment methods commonly used in rehabilitation and health related practices; and a discussion of cultural, legislative, and professional issues that impact the use of the specific assessment methods.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205501748
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 2/16/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 480
  • Sales rank: 618,331
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elias Mpofu, Ph.D. is a certified rehabilitation counselor and professor of rehabilitation services at the Pennsylvania State University.He is recipient of three national research awards in rehabilitation: the Mary Switzer Distinguished Research Award, the National Council on Rehabilitation Education Researcher of the Year Award, and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association Research Award. He has12 years of research and test development experience in various educational and rehabilitation settings.

A professor of Educational Psychology at The University of Florida, Thomas Oakland, PhD., is President of the International Foundation for Children’s Education, president elect of the International Association of Applied Psychologists’ Division of Psychological Assessment and Evaluation, and has formally served as president for the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission. He has authored and edited numerous book and articles concerning psychological assessment as well as authored a number of psychological tests. He is board certified in neuropsychology and runs an active forensic practice. In 2003, Dr. Oakland received the APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

Preface: Drs Elias Mpofu and Thomas Oakland (see below for contact addresses).

Part One: Foundations of Assessment

1. The Context of Assessment in Rehabilitation and Health

Drs. Elias Mpofu, Thomas Oakland (University of Florida), & James T. Herbert ( Penn State University)

(see above for email addresses)

2. Legal and ethical considerations

Dr. Shane Bush


3. Diversity, Utility, fairness and social issues

Dr. Samuel Ortiz, St. John’s University


Part Two: Types of Assessments, Norms and the Interpretation of Scores

4. Planning the assessment process

Dr. Robert Gray, David Shapiro & Associates,


5. Types of tests and assessments

Dr. Nick Benson, Florida International University


6. Statistical concepts

Malachy Bishop, University of Kentucky, (,

7. Reliability and validity

Dr. Harrison Kane

8. Standards for selecting tests and other assessment methods

Dr. Mary Stafford, University of Houston, Clear Lake


9. Administering, scoring tests, and reporting results

Dr. Oliver Edwards, University of Central Florida


10. Clinical interview

Dr. Norman L. Berven, University of Wisconsin-Madison


11. Forensic assessment

Drs. Ralph Crystal, & Alice S. Erickson, University of Kentucky


12. Social security administration determination evaluations Dr. David R. Cox, Neuropsychology & Rehabilitation Consultants, PC. ( ).

13. Assessment for work place accommodations

Drs. Bruce M. Carrie & Jon A. Sanford (Georgia Tech., GA)

( (

Part Three: Measures of Development and Adjustment

14. Intelligence

Dr. Jack Naglieri, George Mason University


15. Adaptive behavior

Drs. Thomas Oakland & Jack Dempster, University of Florida


16. Neuropsychological assessment

Dr Jeanne Blanc -Canada

17. Achievement

Dr. Gordon Taub, University of Central Florida


18. Personality

Dr. Diana Joyce, University of Florida


19. Vocational interests and aptitudes

Drs. Gary Peterson,

(, and Elizabeth Ruff, Florida State University

20. Assessment of vocational and work adjustment

Drs. Vivian M. Larkin, Auburn University

( & Suzanne Tew-Washburn, Troy University

21. Transition outcomes

Darlene Unger, Virginia Commonwealth University


22. Attitudes

Dr. Frank Lane (Illinois Institute of Technology) & Dr. Stephen R. Pruett, University of Florida


Part Four: Measures of Participation

23. Measures of physical and functional performance

Drs Chris Chapparo (first author) Michelle Donelly, Anne Hillman, Ev Innes, Lynda Matthews, Judy Ranka, Rod Heard & Kate O'Loughlin, University of Sydney, Australia (

24. Measures of Independent Living

Dr. Debra Harley, University of Kentucky


25. Measures of Speech and Communication

Dr. Travis T. Threats, St. Louis University


26. Orientation and mobility —Drs. Richard Long, University of Western Michigan ( and James E. Crews, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, GA.

27. Health-related quality of Life

Drs. Malachy Bishop, University of Kentucky

( & Gloria Lee (University at Buffalo-NY)

28. Occupational functioning

Drs. Ev Innes, Lynda Matthews (University of Sydney, Au), & Kurt Johnson, University of Washington, WA.

29. Family functioning

Dr. Christine Ryan, Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior,Brown

University School of Medicine

30. Customer Satisfaction

Lynn Koch, Kent State University


Part Five: Looking ahead

31. The futures of assessment in rehabilitation and health

Thomas Oakland and Elias Mpofu

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