Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment

Hardcover | March 10, 2004

EditorRebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins, Alice Carter

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The Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment brings together, for the first time, leading clinical researchers to provide empirically based recommendations for assessment of social-emotional and behavior problems and disorders in the earliest years. Each authorpresents state-of-the-art information on scientifically valid, developmentally based clinical assessments and makes recommendations based on the integration of developmental theory, empirical findings, and clinical experience. Though the field of mental health assessment in infants and young children lags behind work with older children and adults, recent scientific advances, including new measures and diagnostic approaches, have led to dramatic growth in the field. The editors of this exciting new work have assembledan extraordinary collection of chapters that thoroughly discuss the conceptualizations of dysfunction in infants and young children, current and new diagnostic criteria, and such specific disorders as sensory modulation dysfunction, sleep disorders, eating and feeding disorders, autistic spectrumdisorders, anxiety disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, and ADHD. Chapters further highlight the importance of incorporating contextual factors such as parent-child relationship functioning and cultural background into the assessment process to increase the validity of findings. Given the comprehensiveness of this groundbreaking volume in reviewing conceptual, methodological, and research advances on early identification, diagnosis, and clinical assessment of disorders in this young age group, it will be an ideal resource for teachers, researchers, and a wide varietyclinicians including child psychologists, child psychiatrists, early intervention providers, early special educators, social workers, family physicians, and pediatricians.

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The Handbook of Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Mental Health Assessment brings together, for the first time, leading clinical researchers to provide empirically based recommendations for assessment of social-emotional and behavior problems and disorders in the earliest years. Each authorpresents state-of-the-art information on scienti...

Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins is at National Institute of Mental Health. Alice Carter is at University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:560 pages, 7.2 × 10 × 1.81 inPublished:March 10, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195144384

ISBN - 13:9780195144383

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Table of Contents

PrefaceContributorsIntroduction1. Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins and Alice Carter: Introduction to the BookI. Contextual Factors in Early AssessmentIntroduction2. Michelle Christensen, Robert Emde, and Candace Fleming: Cultural Perspectives for Assessing Infants and Young Children3. Roseanne Clark: Assessment of Parent Child Relational Disturbances4. Arnold Sameroff, Ronald Seifer, and Susan McDonough: Contextual Contributors to the Assessment of Infant Mental HealthII. Temperament and Regulation in Assessing Disorders in Young ChildrenIntroduction5. Cynthia Stifter and Crystal Wiggins: Assessment of Disturbances in Emotion Regulation and Temperament6. Nathan Fox and Cindy Polak: Assessing Sensory Reactivity in the Context of Infant TemperamentIII. Diagnostic Issues Relating to Classification and TaxonomyIntroduction7. Adrian Angold: Diagnostic Issues in Young Children8. Alicia Lieberman, Kathryn Barnard, and Serena Wieder: Conceptual Underpinnings of DC: Zero to Three9. Thomas Achenbach: Empirically Based Assessment and Taxonomy Application to Infants and ToddlersIV. Measurement IssuesIntroduction10. Walter Gilliam and Linda Mayes: Integrating Clinical and Psychometric Approaches: The Role of Developmental Assessment in Infant Mental Health Evaluation11. Marina Zalenko: Observation12. Helen Egger and Adrian Angold: The Preschool-Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA): A Structured Parent Interview for Diagnosing Psychiatric Disorders in Preschool ChildrenV. Problems in Early Development and State Regulation: Assessing Disorders with an Onset in Infancy or ToddlerhoodIntroduction13. Lucy Miller, JoAnn Robinson, and Debra Moulton: Sensory Modulation Dysfunction: Identification in Early Childhood14. Beth Goodlin-Jones and Thomas Anders: Sleep Disorders15. Irene Chatoor: Feeding DisordersVI. Specific Areas of Disturbance: Applying Diagnostic Criteria to Disorders with an Onset in the Preschool YearsIntroduction16. Ami Klin, Katarzyna Chawarska, Emily Rubin, Fred Volkmar: Clinical Assessment of Young Children at Risk for Autism17. Joan Luby: Affective Disorders18. Susan Warren: Anxiety Disorders19. Michale Scheeringa: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder20. William Pelham, Anil Chacko, and Brian Wymbs: Diagnostic and Assessment Issues in ADHD in the Young Child21. Lauren Wakschlag and Barbara Danis: Assessment of Disruptive Behavior in Young Children: A Clinical Developmental FrameworkVII. Varied Applied Settings for AssessmentIntroduction22. Ruth Feldman and Mire Keren: Expanding the Scope of Infant Mental Health Assessment: A Community23. Lynne C. Huffman and Mary Nichols: Early Detection of Young Children's Mental Health Problems in Primary Care Settings24. Lisa McCabe, Pia Rebello-Britto, Magdalena Hernandez, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn: Games Children Play: Observing Young Children's Self-Regulation Across Laboratory, Home, and School SettingsEpilogue25. Alice Carter and Rebecca DelCarmen-Wiggins: Implications and Future Directions

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"A unique and singular book, this volume is really the first comprehensive approach to assessment of mental health in infants, toddlers, and preschool children. This is a much-needed volume that will advance both research and clinical work. It will be of great interest and value toinvestigators, practitioners, and students alike. - Fred R. Volkmar, Yale University