Guide to Early Psychological Evaluation: Children & Adolescents

Guide to Early Psychological Evaluation: Children & Adolescents

by Ray Christner, Arthur Freeman, Corey J. Nigro, Taymoor Sardar
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393705390

ISBN-13: 9780393705393

Pub. Date: 02/22/2010

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Clinicians working with children and adolescents-including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and physicians-are often faced with the daunting task of conducting early evaluations to form diagnoses and determine treatment. These evaluations are often carried out in a busy environment, or under time-pressured circumstances.

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Overview

Clinicians working with children and adolescents-including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and physicians-are often faced with the daunting task of conducting early evaluations to form diagnoses and determine treatment. These evaluations are often carried out in a busy environment, or under time-pressured circumstances.

The Guide to Early Psychological Evaluation: Children & Adolescents is intended to help ease the pressure of such evaluations. It offers an assortment of informal, user-friendly assessment tools and screeners, applicable to children and adolescents ages 2 to 16, including interviews, observation forms, and motor coordination exercises.

Each chapter describes early evaluation and screening methods for a specific area of functioning, including:

Motor Coordination

Physical and Sensory Functioning

Memory Skills

Visual-Motor Functioning

Executive Functioning

Speech and Language Functions

Emotional and Behavioral Functioning

This guide is an essential pocket reference for quick and accurate child and adolescent patient assessment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393705393
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/22/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 Obtaining Background Information 6

3 Mental Status Exam and Behavioral Observations 26

4 Other Observational Data 33

5 Motor Coordination 40

6 Visual-Motor Functioning 53

7 Physical and Sensory Functioning 59

8 Executive Functions and Attention 65

9 Memory Skills 71

10 Speech and Language Functions 80

11 Academic Achievement Screening 89

12 Emotional and Behavioral Functioning 111

13 Personality Traits and Functioning 127

14 Risk and Resiliency or Protective Factors 131

15 Adaptive Behaviors and Activities of Daily Living 135

16 Conclusion 137

References 140

Index 143

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