Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

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The Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment brings together for the first time, leading clinical researchers to provide empirically based recommendations for assessment of social-emotional and behaviour problems and disorders in the earliest years. Each author presents state-of-the-art information on scientifically valid, developmentally based clinical assessments and makes recommendations based on the integration of developmental theory, empirical findings, and clinical experience. Though the field of mental health assessment in infants and young children lags behind work with older children and adults, recent scientific advances, including new measures and diagnostic approaches, have led to dramatic growth in the field. The editors of this exciting new work have assembled an extraordinary collection of chapters that thoroughly discuss the conceptualizations of dysfunction in infants and young children, current and new diagnostic criteria, and such specific disorders as sensory modulation dysfunction, sleep disorders, eating and feeding disorders, autistic spectrum disorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD. Chapters further highlight the importance of incorporating contextual factors such as parent-child relationship functioning and cultural background into the assessment process to increase the validity of findings. Given the comprehensiveness of this groundbreaking volume in reviewing conceptual, methodological, and research advances on early identification, diagnosis and clinical assessment of disorders in this young age group, it will be an ideal resource for teachers, researchers, and a wide variety of clinicians including child psychologists, child psychiatrists, early intervention providers, early special educators, social workers, family physicians and paediatricians.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 552 pages
  • 190 x 256 x 44mm | 1,161.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line illustrations and one halftone
  • 0195144384
  • 9780195144383
  • 722,051

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This comprehensive and useful handbook covers a neglected field, so it will be very welcome to child and educational psychologists. Early identification is a common point of principle in our practice, and we can now be assisted in that challenge by this reference book * Debate *show more

Table of contents

PART I: CONTEXTUAL FACTORS IN EARLY ASSESSMENT ; PART II: TEMPERAMENT AND REGULATION IN ASSESSING DISORDERS IN YOUNG CHILDREN ; PART III: DIAGNOSTIC ISSUES RELATING TO CLASSIFICATION AND TAXONOMY ; PART IV: MEASUREMENT ISSUES ; PART V: PROBLEMS IN EARLY DEVELOPMENT AND STATE REGULATION: ASSESSING DISORDERS WITH AN ONSET IN INFANCY OR TODDLERHOOD ; PART VI: SPECIFIC AREAS OF DISTURBANCE: APPLYING DIAGNOSTIC CRITERIA TO DISORDERS WITH AN ONSET IN THE PRESCHOOL YEARS ; PART VII: VARIED APPLIED SETTINGS FOR ASSESSMENTshow more