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Introduction

The psychological report presents an opportunity for the professional psychologist to present the results of assessment in a case-focused, problem-solving manner. Its major purpose is to help the referral source make decisions related to the client. It thus represents the end product of assessment. An ideal report will be written according to general guidelines and in a flexible but predictable format.

The most frequent categories of reports are centred around questions related to intelligence/achievement, personality/psychopathology, and neuropsychology areas (Camara et al., 2000). Additional, less frequent categories include adaptive/functional, developmental, neurobehavioural, aphasia, and behavioural medicine/rehabilitation. The most frequent general issues relate to diagnosis and answering which type of treatment would be most effective for a given client. Each of the various categories of assessment require different types ...

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