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A Handbook for the Assessment of Children's Behaviours. Includes Wiley Desktop Edition

  • ID: 2222128
  • Book
  • April 2012
  • Region: Global
  • 622 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Handbook for the Assessment of Children s Behaviours

with Wiley Desktop Edition

This ground–breaking book takes a new approach to the assessment of behaviour in children and adolescents. Written by an expert author team, combining one (Jonathan Williams) with higher qualifications in general practice, child neuropsychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, with one (Peter Hill) with higher qualifications in medicine, paediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry, the book draws on many thousands of multidisciplinary case discussions, at Great Ormond Street Hospital, in the Children s Multispecialty Assessment Clinic in North London, and in private practice.

The book is ideal for the busy mental health professional working in a small team. Organised to allow rapid look–up of behaviours with comprehensive lists of their possible causes, it synthesizes research evidence and clinical experience. The authors interpret behaviour broadly, including not just voluntary actions, but also actions whose voluntary nature is questionable (such as drop attacks, personal preferences, and pseudobehaviours). They also include problems that lead to referral through their behavioural manifestations (e.g. aggression, anxiety, or a poor relationship with mother). Overall, the book spans the behavioural, cognitive, social and emotional problems of children and adolescents.

With the child and family in the room, and with detailed school reports and psychometric results available, it is usually possible to identify causes of symptoms that are specific to the child and his environment, and which can guide behavioural, cognitive, social, and family interventions.

Purchasers of the book will also be entitled to a Wiley Desktop Edition an interactive digital version featuring downloadable text and images, highlighting and note taking facilities, in–text searching, and linking to references and glossary terms.

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Introduction 9

Single Symptoms 11

Multiple symptoms occurring together 21

Cognition 27

General temporal patterns 61

Motor (General) 85

Motor (Specific Behaviours) 101

Sensory 121

Communication 143

Social 167

Home 189

School 215

Play 221

Preferences (General) 227

Preferences (Specific) 243

Breaking rules 249

Anger 285

Anxiety 295

Negativeness 309

Languor 321

Digestive / excretory 327

Bizarre experiences and ideas 343

Contradictions 353

Appendix A: Functional analysis 365

Appendix B: Further investigations / assessments 371

Appendix C: Syndromes and partial syndromes 383

Appendix D: DSM–IV behavioural syndromes 385

Appendix E: Catalogue of causes 393

Appendix F: Forms for assessment or monitoring 399

Appendix G: Mini–physical examination 409

Appendix H: Confidentiality 413

Glossary and index 417

References 577

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Jonathan O. H. Williams
Peter D. Hill
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