the IQ Construct
The IQ construct has been in the line of fire for controversy from the moment of its inception. Two of these controversies are presented in the sections that follow: (1) the clinically based challenge issued by Lezak (1988a) as a result of her practical experience as a neuropsychologist, and (2) the research-based and decision-making-based challenge issued by leaders in the field of learning disabilities assessment (e.g., Siegel, 1999). Both of these anti-IQ approaches are described and rebutted in the sections that follow.
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