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Unformatted text preview: 1 Clinical Assessment Clinical Assessment Tonia Pieper Axia College at University of Phoenix 2 Clinical Assessment I would start by using open-ended questions, to get more details of what may be going on in their household. Such as “Would you tell me more about yourself?” This allows the interviewer to follow interesting leads and to explore relevant topics that may not be anticipated before the interview. (ComerFunda_ch03_dummyBb+ Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Page 67) The first step in the assessment process is to gather broad information about the child’s skills and abilities, preferences and interests, general health status and quality of life. This information is vital not only to increase the understanding as to why the child engages in problem behavior, but also to guide the development of effective interventions and support that are uniquely tailored to the child’s preferences, needs,...
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