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Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School : Developmental Psychopathology at School - Huijun Li

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School

Developmental Psychopathology at School

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2010
ISBN: 9781441962713
Number Of Pages: 148

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By itself or in combination with an affective disorder, early onset schizophrenia (EOS) - the onset of symptoms before 18 years of age - can create severe deficits in young people's academic performance, family and peer relationships, and even the ability to acquire new skills. The relative rarity of the condition, meanwhile, can leave school personnel unsure of how to meet - or even recognize - student needs.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School emphasizes the importance of providing teachers and students alike with the support needed to enhance academic performance and improve social skills of children and adolescents with EOS within educational settings. In addition, its evidence-based framework enables school professionals to achieve greater confidence and accuracy in identifying students with EOS and provide appropriate services, both in special education and general classes.

In this authoritative and accessible volume, experts offer the most salient information on early onset schizophrenia, including:

  • Contributing factors and risk factors.
  • Prevalence and epidemiology.
  • Screening and assessment procedures.
  • Guidelines for determining eligibility for special education programs under IDEIA and Section 504.
  • Latest findings on school-based and off-campus interventions for EOS.
  • A useful resource appendix.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School gives school psychologists and allied education professionals both a practical understanding of this disabling condition and the most up-to-date strategies for providing earlier and effective interventions.

Industry Reviews

From the reviews:

"Li et al.'s book represents an important resource in the field. The authors present information on EOS from the perspective of the school psychologist and related mental health providers. ... table that the authors provide on educational interventions-modifications and accommodations-may be helpful for teachers and may provide possible avenues for research ... . In general, this book can serve as a short, handy reference for school psychologists, other mental health professionals, and parents." (Linda C. Caterino, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 56 (14), April, 2011)

Introductionp. 1
Why School Professionals Should Read This Bookp. 1
Early Onset Schizophrenia Diagnostic Criteriap. 6
EOS and Educational Support Servicesp. 7
Purpose and Plan of This Bookp. 8
Causesp. 11
Geneticsp. 11
Concluding Comments Regarding the Role of Geneticsp. 13
Environmentp. 13
Prenatal Risksp. 13
Perinatal Risksp. 14
Postnatal Risksp. 15
Traumap. 15
Stigmap. 17
Concluding Comments Regarding the Role of the Environmentp. 17
Neurobiologyp. 17
Brain Structurep. 17
Brain Chemistryp. 19
Concluding Comments Regarding the Role of the Neurobiologyp. 19
Concluding Commentsp. 19
Prevalence, Incidence, and Associated Conditionsp. 21
Prevalence and Incidencep. 21
Associated Conditionsp. 32
Adjustment and Outcomesp. 42
Case Finding and Screeningp. 45
Prodromal Stage of Schizophreniap. 45
Case Findingp. 47
Risk Factorsp. 48
Warning Signsp. 49
Screening and Assessment Toolsp. 50
Assessment Tools for the Attenuated Positive Symptoms of the Prodromal Stagep. 52
Assessment Tools for the Basic Symptoms of the Prodromal Stagep. 54
Screening Instrumentsp. 57
Summary and Conclusionsp. 58
Diagnostic Assessmentp. 63
Diagnostic Criteriap. 63
Symptom Onsetp. 65
Developmental Coursep. 65
Associated Featuresp. 67
Age Specific Featuresp. 68
Gender Related Featuresp. 68
Differential Diagnosisp. 69
Developmental, Health, and Family Historyp. 70
Prenatal, Perinatal, and Postnatal Risk Factorsp. 70
Developmental Milestonesp. 71
Medical Historyp. 71
Diagnostic Historyp. 72
Indirect Assessmentp. 72
Direct Assessmentp. 77
Concluding Commentsp. 78
Psychoeducational Assessmentp. 79
Testing Considerations, Accommodations, and Modificationsp. 80
Considerations Based on the Subtypep. 81
Considerations Based on the Phasep. 81
Communicate with Caregivers and/or Medical Providersp. 82
Preparing the Student for the Evaluationp. 82
Specific Psychoeducational Assessment Practicesp. 83
Behavioral Observation, Functional Assessment, and Interviewsp. 83
Comprehensive File Reviewp. 85
Psychoeducational Testingp. 85
Summaryp. 91
Treatmentp. 93
Treatment Considerationsp. 94
Developmental Considerationsp. 94
Multi-Phase Considerationsp. 96
Evidence-Based Treatmentsp. 97
Pharmacologic Interventionsp. 97
Psychosocial Interventionsp. 100
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapyp. 103
Skills Trainingp. 104
Family Interventionsp. 105
Assertive Community Treatment and Wrap-Around Servicesp. 106
Psychoeducational Interventions in the School Settingp. 108
Summary and Conclusionsp. 111
Appendixp. 113
Referencesp. 123
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9781441962713
ISBN-10: 1441962719
Series: Developmental Psychopathology at School
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 17th September 2010
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.41