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

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John Wiley & Sons, May 29, 2012 - Medical - 622 pages
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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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Contents

ŰűIntroduction
9
ŰűMultiple symptoms occurring together
21
Cognition
27
Inconsistent performance in testing
33
Regression
41
Deviance
49
General temporal patterns
61
Sudden changes in emotion
69
PLAY Playing football
223
Preferences General Ɓ
227
PREFERENCES GENERAL Dominating interest Ɓ
229
Adopting an identitypersona
237
Preferences Specific Ɓ
243
Breaking rules Ɓ
249
Telling untruths
255
Disinhibition Ɓ
261

Crescendo of activity
77
Motor General Ɓ
85
MOTOR GENERAL Muscle weakness paralysis
87
Posture
93
Motor Specific Behaviours
101
Flinching
107
Selfbiting
113
Headbanging
119
Sensory Ɓ
121
Sensory and other intolerances Ɓ
125
Covering the ears
131
Communication Ɓ
143
COMMUNICATION Language problems
145
Not speaking much
151
Repetitive speech
157
Pedantry
163
Social Ɓ
167
SOCIAL Oversociability
173
Being selfish
179
Hatred
187
Home Ɓ
189
HOME Poor relationship with mother Ɓ
193
Insomnia
199
Parents complaining about normal behaviour
205
School
215
SCHOOL School nonattendance
217
Play Ɓ
221
Sexualsexualised behaviour
269
Hurting others while fairly calm
279
Anger
285
ANGER Tantrums
286
Anxiety
295
Panics
301
Fears Specific Ɓ
307
Negativeness
309
Crying
315
Languor
321
Digestive excretoryƁ
327
DIGESTIVE EXCRETORY Fussy or inadequate eating
331
Vomiting
337
Bizarre experiences and ideas
343
Contradictions
353
Functional analysis Ɓ
365
Further investigations assessments
371
Syndromes and partial syndromes
383
Catalogue of causes
393
Forms for assessment or monitoring
399
Miniphysical examination
409
ŰűGlossary and index
417
OCD within autism 67
518
Autism or psychosis
538
Stereotypy or perseveration
554
ŰűReferences
577
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About the author (2012)

Dr Jonathan Williams is a Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist and Visiting Research Associate at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London.  He is also an Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.

Professor Peter D. Hill is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.  He is also Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, and Visiting Professor at St George's Hospital Medical School, London.  He is Consultant Medical Advisor at Huntercombe Manor Hospitals and Visiting Consultant at the Moor House School for Children with Specific Speech and Language Disorders and Visiting Consultant for the Brain Injury Unit at The Children's Trust, Tadworth Court.

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