Now in an extensively revised and updated second edition, these essential volumes cover all aspects of child and adolescent assessment. Leading clinical scientists summarize the state of the science of assessment paradigms, instruments, and methods. With an emphasis on practical clinical considerations, chapters also delve into issues related to test development, psychometrics, and bias. Conveniently designed for reference or text use, this vast knowledge base has been synthesized into two volumes that may be purchased separately or together. Intelligence, Aptitude, and Achievement surveys assessment of intelligence, learning styles, and academic achievement; covers historical issues and psychometric methods; and addresses diversity issues, ethical concerns, and special topics in mental testing. Personality, Behavior, and Context reviews the use of projective methods, interviewing and observation, and objective methods of assessing personality and behavior; discusses the assessment of specific syndromes and symptoms; and presents tools for assessing adaptive skills and the family context.
New in the Second Edition:
Both volumes in the second edition have been substantially rewritten to include over a decade's worth of conceptual and empirical advances; numerous new and emerging applications; and the latest professional standards. Highlights of Intelligence, Aptitude, and Achievement include new chapters on applications of the KAIT and DAS, the value of multifactored and cross-battery ability assessments, assessment of memory and of writing skills, preschool intellectual assessment, and assessment of children with language impairments or traumatic brain injury. Personality, Behavior, and Context features new chapters on classroom observations, structured diagnostic interviewing, ADHD assessment, uses of the BASC and the ASEBA, assessment of childhood anxiety, and more.
* Comprehensive: every domain of child assessment is thoroughly covered.
* Editors and contributors are among the most respected scholars in the field.
* Detailed, authoritative coverage of all of the most commonly used instruments and approaches.
* Volumes can stand alone or be purchased as a set.
Table of Contents
I. General Issues.
1. Personality Assessment Research: Applying Criteria of Confidence and Helpfulness, Barnett, Macmann, and Lentz.
2. Procedural Issues Associated with the Behavioral Assessment of Children, Skinner, Freeland, and Shapiro.
II. Projective Methods.
3. The Projective Hypothesis and Development of Projective Techniques for Children, Chandler.
4. Projective Storytelling Techniques, Dupree and Prevatt.
5. Evaluation of Projective Drawings, Knoff.
6. The Sentence Completion as a Tool for Assessing Emotional Disturbance, Haak.
7. Using the Rorschach with Children and Adolescents: The Exner Comprehensive System, Allen and Hollifield.
8. Use of the Holtzman Inkblot Technique (HIT) with Children, Holtzman and Swartz.
III. Interviewing and Observations.
9. Using the Clinical Interview to Assess Children's Interpersonal Reasoning and Emotional Understanding, Welsh and Bierman.
10. Structured Diagnostic Interviewing, Loney and Frick.
11. Direct Behavioral Observation for Classrooms, Winsor.
IV. Specific Syndromes and Symptoms.
12. Assessment of Childhood Depression, Semrud-Clikeman, Bennett, and Guli.
13. The Assessment of Attention via Continuous Performance Tests, Riccio and Reynolds.
14. Assessment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Neul, Applegate, and Drabman.
V. Objective Methods.
15. Multisource and Multidimensional Object Assessment of Adjustment: The Personality Inventory for Children, Second Edition; Personality Inventory for Youth; and Student Behavior Survey, Lachar and Gruber.
16. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory--Adolescent, Rowe.
17. The Behavior Assessment System for Children, Thorpe, Kamphaus, and Reynolds.
18. The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment, Achenbach and McConaughy.
VI. Assessment of Adaptive Skills/Behavior.
19. Assessing Social Competence in Children and Adolescents, Cavell, Meehan, and Fiala.
20. Adaptive Behavior Scales, Kamphaus.
VII. Advanced Topics.
21. Assessing the Family Context, Carlson.
22. Issues in Child Custody Evaluation and Testimony, Butterfield.
23. Assessment of Childhood Anxiety, Robinson.
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