DEFECT ORIENTATION By N., Sam M.S. - 12 A service planning process that focuses on a person's limitations, deficits and disabilities. See defect theory. Compare development orientation. DEFECT ORIENTATION: "Defect orientation focus on limitations and not skills." Related Psychology Terms Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development FROMM, ERICH (1900—) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams COLOR BLINDNESS Diagnosis and Treatment Planning The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method Identifying Relevant Theories and Models CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEFECT ORIENTATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defect-orientation/ (accessed August 14, 2022).