2. Psychological Assessment of Children

  1. William M. Klykylo2 and
  2. Jerald Kay3
  1. Antoinette S. Cordell

Published Online: 30 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch2

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Cordell, A. S. (2012) Psychological Assessment of Children, in Clinical Child Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds W. M. Klykylo and J. Kay), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962229.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, 627 S. Edwin C Moses Blvd, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Psychiatry, Wright State University School of Medicine, P.O. Box 927, Dayton, OH 45401-0927, USA

Author Information

  1. PhD and Associates, 5045 N. Main Street, Suite 223, Dayton, OH 45415, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119993346

Online ISBN: 9781119962229

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Keywords:

  • Thematic Apperception Test (TAT);
  • Cognitive Assessment;
  • Drawings;
  • Child Anxiety Scale (CAS);
  • Adolescents

Summary

Effective diagnosis and treatment planning requires a flexible approach to child assessment that includes data from multiple sources, as well as parental involvement. This chapter documents the conduct and components of the psychological assessment of children and adolescents. Psychological assessment can delineate cognitive development functions, personality structure, patterns of social interaction, and neuropsychological status. These data can inform diagnosis, treatment planning, and educational intervention.