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Psychological and Developmental Assessment : Children with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions - Susan L. Rosenthal

Psychological and Developmental Assessment

Children with Disabilities and Chronic Conditions

By: Susan L. Rosenthal (Editor), Rune J. Simeonsson (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th April 2001
ISBN: 9781572306455
Number Of Pages: 386

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This volume presents an integrative framework for conducting individualized assessments of children and adolescents with a wide range of disabilities and chronic conditions. Expert contributors first provide an overview of the field, reviewing general strategies and approaches to developmental assessment. The volume then addresses the issues that arise in working with young people with particular challenges, including motor impairments, auditory and visual impairments, autism, chronic health conditions, neurological problems, and exposure to trauma. Described are concepts and tools to guide the practitioner in deriving an accurate diagnosis, planning appropriate interventions in clinic or school, evaluating progress, and monitoring treatment outcomes. Structured in a cohesive format, chapters review the nature of each condition and its implications for health, development, and functioning at different ages and in various domains. The uses of specific assessment instruments are considered, and needed modifications in settings, tasks, and procedures identified. Emphasizing methods that are flexible and multidimensional, the volume includes numerous illustrative case vignettes.

'There has long been a need for a comprehensive volume on the assessment of children with disabilities and chronic health conditions... This volume is likely to become the authoritative text in the field. It will prove highly useful for practitioners in clinical, developmental, and pediatric psychology, and for graduatelevel students in these areas.' - Dennis Drotar, PhD, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; 'This text is unique in its broad coverage of quantititative, qualititative, and ecological assessment approaches, all in one volume. The authors do a good job of highlighting the causes of many disabilities and showing how the nature of the disability affects the assessments that will be done. Useful special topics covered include the assessment of children with disabilities who have suffered rom maltreatment or trauma. I was also impressed by the concluding chapter on ethical and legal issues.' - Joan Lieber, PhD, University of Maryland, College Park; 'This volume represents the state of the art in psychological assessment of children. Chapters on assessing children with a variety of special needs are accentuated with current research and compelling case studies. An excellent graduate-level text, the work will also serve as a reference for child psychologists in school or private practice settings.' - Michael D. West, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Clinical Assessment of Children: An Overviewp. 1
Dimensions and Issues
Issues in Clinical Assessmentp. 17
Clinical Assessment in Planning and Evaluating Interventionp. 32
General Strategies and Measures
Quantitative Assessmentp. 53
A Qualitative Developmental Approach to Assessmentp. 83
An Ecobehavioral Approach in Clinical Assessmentp. 120
Assessment of Family Contextp. 141
Specialized Strategies and Measures
Assessment of Trauma and Maltreatment in Children with Special Needsp. 153
Infant Assessmentp. 176
Assessment of Children with Motor Impairmentsp. 205
Assessment of Children with Visual Impairment or Blindnessp. 225
Assessment of Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearingp. 248
Assessment of Children with Autismp. 267
Assessment of Children with Chronic Illnessp. 292
Assessment of Executive Functions in Children with Neurological Impairmentp. 317
Ethical and Legal Issues
Ethical and Legal Issues in Assessment of Children with Special Needsp. 357
Indexp. 377
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ISBN: 9781572306455
ISBN-10: 1572306459
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 19th April 2001
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.94