Guidance on the Assessment and Diagnosis of Intellectual Disabilities in Adulthood
Guidance for clinical psychologists who are frequently asked to assess whether or not an individual has an intellectual disability.
17 January 2015
A document compiled by a Working Group of the British Psychological Society's Division of Clinical Psychology, Faculty for People with Intellectual Disabilities. This document has been produced as guidance for clinical psychologists who are frequently asked to assess whether or not an individual has an intellectual disability. It will also be of use to commissioners, colleagues in intellectual disability services and families and individuals who are seeking clarification on this issue. The aim is to outline good practice in this area. It also considers the different contexts in which assessment of intellectual disability may be relevant, including mental health and mental capacity legislation, court proceedings, service entitlement and the family courts.