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Beyond IQ Scores

A handbook for clinicians providing neurodiversity affirming cognitive and developmental assessments

ByLydia MeemVari McKechnie

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Gain confidence in creating a neurodiversity-affirming assessment experience with BEYOND IQ SCORES, the essential handbook for clinicians seeking to navigate the complexities of cognitive and developmental evaluations. This comprehensive guide by clinical psychologist Lydia Meem takes you through every stage of the assessment process – from initial engagement with children and families to the nuanced analysis of responses, observations and neurodiversity affirming report writing. Packed with practical insights, this handbook provides a user-friendly checklist of key observations to decode and understand. The book offers invaluable suggestions for interpreting presentations in cognitive assessments, including subtle indicators of autism. Drawing from Lydia Meem’s clinical expertise and case review research, the book is a treasure trove of neurodiversity-affirming strategies, explanations and recommendations that seamlessly integrate into your reports. Learn how to bring families on the assessment journey, modify assessments to allow clients to engage, and provide feedback on brain styles with recommendations that truly make a difference. BEYOND IQ SCORES is the go-to resource for clinicians committed to embracing neurodiversity affirming practice and advocating for reasonable supports and accommodations at school.


Publication Date
Nov 10, 2023
Social Science
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
By (author): Lydia Meem, Cover design or artwork by: Vari McKechnie, Cover design or artwork by: Scott Stojanowski, Photographs by: Little Kite Photography


Perfect Bound
Interior Color
Black & White
A4 (8.27 x 11.69 in / 210 x 297 mm)

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