ERIC Number: ED480049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
Assessing Students with Serious Mental Health and Behavioral Problems: Clinical Assessment for Educators.
Hansen, Jo-Ida C.; Conlon, Amy L.
The current intervention trend for many of the mental health and behavioral problems faced by today's youth is an integrative approach that involves the community, families, and schools. Clinical assessment for serious mental health and behavioral problems can be an important component in the development of school-based screening programs. The most viable approach to assessment includes direct observation, self-report measures, behavior rating scales, interviews, and record reviews. In addition to their use in broadband assessment, self-report measures, behavior rating scales, and interviews can also be used in conjunction with narrowband assessment to provide more specific information to detect disorders. Clinical assessment frequently is used to evaluate young people for attention and concentration problems, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Assessment techniques for each of these disorders are discussed in this chapter. (Contains 52 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.