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

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

By: Peter D. Hill (author), Jonathan O. H. Williams (author)Paperback

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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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About Author

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.


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

Product Details

  • publication date: 20/04/2012
  • ISBN13: 9781119975892
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 622
  • ID: 9781119975892
  • weight: 848
  • ISBN10: 1119975891

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