Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children: Book and Resource Guide

Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children: Book and Resource Guide

Benefits Offers a comprehensive resource to help students and clinicians develop and improve proper assessment strategies
Ages 0 to 18 years
Format Book and Resource Guide
Publish Date 2014
Qualifications Level A required.
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This comprehensive resource includes the book Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children, Sixth Edition and an accompanying Resource Guide. Every chapter in both texts has been rewritten for comprehensiveness, relevancy, and readability, and to incorporate the most up-to-date information available. The book teaches clinicians and students proper assessment strategies, including administration, scoring, and interpretation, which can make a difference in the lives of the children and families they serve. The guide contains a wealth of assessment materials not readily available elsewhere.

New Features in the Book:

  • Reviews of new standardized measures for assessing behavioral, social, and emotional functioning of children and their families
  • New chapters about bullying and cyberbullying, executive functions, and testifying as an expert witness
  • Updated information about every major form of child exceptionality
  • Information about the DSM-5 and how it relates to assessment
  • Updated guidelines for interviewing, behavioral observations, adaptive behavior, functional behavioral assessment, visual–motor perception, motor proficiency, psychometrics, and report writing
  • Information about sports-related concussions, public health policies, and key indicators of the well-being of children

Features in the Resource Guide:

  • Updated Background, Personal Data, and School Referral Questionnaires
  • Twenty-one semistructured interviews, including those for bullying, cyberbulling, and threat assessments
  • Forms for conducting systematic behavioral observations, self-monitoring assessments, and functional behavioral assessments
  • Forms to help diagnose autism spectrum disorder and ADHD based on DSM-5 criteria
  • Handouts for parents and teachers with instructional and behavioral support strategies and to help prevent bullying and cyberbullying
  • Glossaries containing acronyms, legal terms and concepts, and measurement terms

“The best single resource in the field of assessment for students and professionals.”

Daniel Olympia, PhD

University of Utah