ERIC Number: ED439564
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Diagnostic Classification 0-3: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood.
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.
The diagnostic framework presented in this manual seeks to address the need for a systematic, multi-disciplinary, developmentally based approach to the classification of mental health and developmental difficulties in the first 4 years of life. An introduction discusses clinical approaches to assessment and diagnosis, gives an overview of the classification system, and offers guidelines for diagnosis. In the classification, the focus is on developmental issues with dynamic processes, such as relationships and developmentally based conceptualizations of adaptive patterns of central importance. The diagnostic framework consists of five axes: Axis 1--primary classification (e.g., disorders of affect, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, sleeping and eating behavior disorders); Axis 2--relationship disorder classification (e.g., overinvolvement, underinvolvement, anger/hostility, abuse, sexual abuse); Axis 3--medical and developmental disorders and conditions; Axis 4--psychosocial stressors; and Axis 5--functional emotional developmental level. Appendices include the Parent-Infant Relationship Global Assessment Scale, descriptive criteria for patterns of multi-system developmental disorder, and an outline of the classification system. Seventeen case vignettes are provided, as is an index to primary diagnoses of cases. (CR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Case Studies, Child Development, Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Disability Identification, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Development, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Infants, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interpersonal Relationship, Mental Disorders, Toddlers, Young Children
ZERO TO THREE: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families, 734 15th St., NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20005-1013, Tel: 800-899-4301 (Toll Free). Tel: 202-638-1144; Fax: 202-638-0851.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1994 edition, see ED 377 601.