psychopathology notes 4.15.08

psychopathology notes 4.15.08 - 4/15/08 Psychopathology...

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Psychopathology Children’s disorders *Evaluation portion is very different -Talk to the child -Get the history from the parent -Observe the child in school -Look at the medical records -Get a more holistic picture -Keep in mind what normal development looks like *Tantrums: Are they normal or excessive? -Are there unusual behaviors or utterances *Echolalia *Ticks *Grunting *Swearing *When are most… -Walking -Talking, use of language, expressiveness, receptive language capacity, etc. -Going to the bathroom -Writing, drawing shapes, numbers, etc. *Capacity to be in relationships -Warm and engaged -Distanced, no eye contact *Motor *Impulse control *Fire setting/ cruelty to animals *Use of bathroom *Evaluation is not an “interview” but play -Embed conversations in play -What do they say? -How well do they “play” (share, etc.)? *Resolve conflicting reports -What parents say vs. what teachers say, etc. *Diagnostic tests
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course SWCL 710 taught by Professor Buccino during the Spring '08 term at University of Maryland Baltimore.

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psychopathology notes 4.15.08 - 4/15/08 Psychopathology...

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