This is the next part to the A. Goodman Paper!
Once the assessment process is complete and results are analyzed and interpreted, counselors have the responsibility to communicate the results to those individuals entitled to the information. Such individuals can include the client, parents (if the examinee is a minor), other professionals involved with the client (i.e., teachers, school administrators, mental health professionals), or other referring entities (employers, organizations). Results are communicated to others only with the explicit permission of the client (or parent, if a minor). Therefore, it is an important aspect of professional practice that counselors are able to communicate assessment results using feedback sessions and written reports.
It is also important to examine the different types of assessment. This week, the focus will be on one of the oldest forms of assessment: intelligence. The history of intelligence testing has been characterized by scholarly debates, research breakthroughs, and paradigm shifts about what constitutes the nature of intelligence. Despite the lack of a clear definition of intelligence, assessing intelligence typically encompasses measuring one’s ability to understand complex ideas, adapt effectively to the environment, think abstractly, learn from experience, learn quickly, and engage in various forms of reasoning.