Unlike other books on child testing, this practical and boldly original book establishes a conceptual framework for psychological evaluation of children. Instead of focusing on the assessment of particular conditions, the book deals with what it is important to find out about all children, both normal and disturbed. It sets forth a standardized means of assessment, the Basic Psychological Examination, which is comparable in scope and comprehensiveness to a physician's medical exam. This exam enables the practitioner to identify virtually anything out of order in a child's development and the book therefore commends itself to educators, researchers, and clinicians alike.
Table of Contents
PRELIMINARIES. Development of Clinical Child Psychology. Purposes, Procedures, and Goals of Psychological Assessment of the Child. Training and Experience Requirements. Clinical Setting. Equipment and Material. INTAKE PROCEDURES. The Environmental Press. Selecting the Assessment Battery and Scheduling the Assessment. An Intake Process: The Case of Albert. THE EXAMINATION PROCESS. First Contact with the Child. Evaluation of the Childa s Intellect. Neuropsychological Evaluation. Achievement Testing. Personality Assessment. DEVELOPING AND PRESENTING THE RESULTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS. Constructing the Psychological Report. Interpretation of Results. Epilogue. Appendices. References. Name Index. Subject Index.