The Child Clinician's Report-writing Handbook

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Guilford Press, Feb 8, 2007 - Psychology - 380 pages
"What an incredible resource Braaten has written what is clearly the most comprehensive child assessment handbook available. This indispensable book carefully walks the clinician through the entire assessment process and covers all conceivable areas of inquiry. This is an essential guide for the beginning practitioner and one that is sure to become a mainstay on every child clinicians bookshelf."--Lee A. Ros?n, PhD, Colorado State University
 

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Contents

Contents
1
Questions for Conducting a Psychological Evaluation
13
2
29
Observation Procedures and Questions for Children and Adolescents
37
Questions for Teachers or Other Professionals
47
Ending the Interview
55
Reasons for Referral
67
B Background and History
75
Tests of Language Functioning
219
Memory Tests
225
Measures of Executive and Neuropsychological Functioning
233
Measures of Emotional and Personality Functioning
239
Behavior Rating Scales and Tests of Adaptive Functioning
245
F Ending the Report
253
8
255
Summary of Findings and Conclusions
275

Developmental and Family History
88
The Child or Adolescent in the Evaluation
107
Attitude toward Testing
123
Affective Symptoms and MoodAnxiety Disorders
133
Childhood Behavioral and Cognitive Disorders
150
The Child or Adolescent in the Environment
179
School
185
E Test Results
195
Tests of Intellectual Functioning
201
Achievement Measures
211
Closing Statements
286
Treatment Planning
296
Report Formats and Sample Reports
302
Resources for Professionals
320
Medications
332
Useful Forms
342
References
361
Index
367
296
375
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About the author (2007)

Ellen Braaten, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She is also a child psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, where she coordinates the Child Psychology Internship Program. Dr. Braaten is the coauthor of Straight Talk about Psychological Testing for Kids and has authored numerous scientific papers and chapters on child assessment, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, and learning disabilities.

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