Assessment of Childhood Disorders

Assessment of Childhood Disorders

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This leading text and clinical guide offers best-practice recommendations for assessing a comprehensive array of child and adolescent mental health problems and health risks. Prominent authorities present evidence-based approaches that can be used in planning, implementing, and evaluating real-world clinical services. Coverage encompasses behavior disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, maltreatment, and adolescent problems. The volume emphasizes the need to evaluate clients' strengths as well as their deficits, and to take into account the developmental, biological, familial, and cultural contexts of problem behavior. This book will be of most value to practitioners, researchers, and students in child clinical psychology and related fields as well as serving as a useful core text for advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in child assessment, child psychopathology, and child therapy.The Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS; Gilliam, 1995), another informant-report instrument that has rapidly come into wide use ... Ratings made on a 4-point scale are summed and converted to standard scores based on the reference sample (but not broken down by age or gender). The primary score of interest is the Autism Quotient, which is intended to measure a€œthe likelihood that a child has autisma€anbsp;...

Title:Assessment of Childhood Disorders
Author:Eric J. Mash, Russell A. Barkley
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2009-12-23


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