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Assessment of Children: Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundations.

Author: Jerome M. Sattler, Robert D. Hoge

Book Required Duration: 15 hours
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Course Summary

Assessment of Children: Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundations, Fifth Edition is based on the philosophy that a clinician cannot be a competent clinical assessor unless he or she has the relevant information about the child's presenting problem, assets and limitations, family, classroom, and environment, as well as knowledge of the techniques needed to perform the assessments and interventions that might help the child and family. In this text, you will find information to help you become a competent clinical assessor. We must admit that we also appreciate the cartoons scattered throughout the book.

Course Format

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Course Syllabus

SECTION I. FOUNDATIONS

1. Introduction
2. Basic Statistical and Psychometric Constructs
3. Conducting the Assessment
4. Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children

SECTION II. INTERVIEW METHODS

5. General Interviewing Techniques
6. Interviewing Children, Parents, Teachers, and Families
7. Other Considerations Related to the Interview

SECTION III. BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATIONS

8. Observational Methods, Part I
9. Observational Methods, Part II

SECTION IV. BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY, FAMILY, AND SENSORY MOTOR ABILITIES

10. Broad Measures of Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Functioning and of Parenting and Family Variables
11. Adaptive Behavior
12. Visual-Motor Perception and Motor Proficiency
13. Functional Behavioral Assessment

SECTION V. CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

14. Antisocial Behavior Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Depression Disorders, Suicide Risk, and Substance Abuse Disorders
15. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
16. Specific Learning Disabilities: Background Considerations
17. Specific Learning Disabilities: Assessment and Intervention
18. Mental Retardation
19. Giftedness
20. Visual Impairments
21. Hearing Impairments
22. Autistic Disorder
23. Brain Injuries: Theory and Rehabilitation
24. Brain Injuries: Assessment

SECTION VI. REPORT WRITING

25. Report Writing

Learning Objectives

  • Explain basic statistical principles.
  • Describe interviewing techniques.
  • Explain behavioral observation methods.
  • Describe assessment of adaptive behavior.
  • Explain Functional Behavioral Assessment.
  • Discuss the assessment of various childhood disorders.
  • Describe principles of report writing.
  • Discuss treatment of culturally and linguistically diverse children.
  • Discuss the concept of adaptive behavior.

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