By Eric J. Mash PhD, Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN
This best textual content and scientific advisor bargains best-practice strategies for assessing a accomplished array of kid and adolescent psychological illnesses and overall healthiness dangers. well-known specialists current evidence-based techniques that may be utilized in making plans, enforcing, and comparing real-world medical companies. assurance encompasses habit issues, temper problems, anxiousness problems, developmental problems, maltreatment, and adolescent difficulties. the amount emphasizes the necessity to assessment consumers' strengths in addition to their deficits, and take into consideration the developmental, organic, familial, and cultural contexts of challenge habit.
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6. Behaviors that maximize the flexibility of the child in adapting to new, changing environments are viewed as important treatment targets. The emphasis on teaching children general coping skills and selfregulatory strategies is consistent with this notion. 7. , parent management training), such that maladaptive environmental reactions to the child are altered, are viewed as likely to contribute to long-term benefit. Some of the more commonly cited empirical criteria for selecting particular child behaviors for treatment include the following: 1.
Physical vs. social causes) either contemporaneously or historically, and is intended to counteract the popular belief in many child assessment and treatment settings that the identification of malfunctioning physical systems through medical examination, neuropsychological testing, or historical information somehow provides a more fundamental explanation for the child’s problems. Such an analysis is both incomplete and inaccurate, because it gives greater weight to physical causes in explaining child behavior and ignores potential psychosocial and environmental influences of equal or greater importance.
Nurcombe, Drell, Leonard, & McDermott, 2002). , limited attention and memory) of human information processors to deal with complex datasets under conditions that often involve time pressures and high levels of uncertainty (Achenbach, 1985; Cantor, 1982). 5. An actuarial approach to the selection of treatment goals, and the ways these goals might be most effectively achieved, offers promise as an adjunct to clinical decision making (Achenbach, 1985; Cattell, 1983). The ready availability of computers may facilitate such an approach (Farrell, 1991).
Assessment of Childhood Disorders, 4th Edition by Eric J. Mash PhD, Russell A. Barkley PhD ABPP ABCN