NURS 6660 Week 2 Discussion Assessment in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.docx

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Assessment in Child and Adolescent PsychiatryWhy are Development Assessments of Children and Adolescents ImportantThe assessment of children and adolescents in psychology is a very crucial component in the determination and diagnosing of maladaptive behaviors that can progress into more complicated disorders and challenges if not detected early. Early therapeutic treatment of children and adolescents is imperative for the proper achieval of developmental milestones. Developmental assessment is so important because as a comprehensive medical care model it serves as a process map of children's performance and can be used to compare children of similar agesand normal developmental patterns (CDC, 2018). Additionally, notable areas of challenges and impairments can be addressed by a specialist when found.Assessment Instruments Used for Children and AdolescentsMany diverse instruments are used in the assessment of children and adolescents and two of these assessment tools will be reviewed here. One tool used in assessment is called the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA) and another tool used is called the Diagnostic Interview for Children and

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