ERIC Number: EJ867180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
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In the Eye of the Beholder: Critical Components of Observation when Assessing Disruptive Behaviors in Young Children
Danis, Barbara A.; Hill, Carri; Wakschlag, Lauren S.
Zero to Three (J), v29 n3 p24-30 Jan 2009
Clinical observation is an essential component of a sensitive and accurate diagnostic assessment. The Disruptive Behavior Diagnostic Observation Schedule) is a structured diagnostic tool encompassing three essential features of observation: (1) the use of challenging tasks to elicit behaviors of interest; (2) opportunities to observe behavior in multiple settings and with different people; and (3) the clinician's conscious and deliberate use of self to offer varying levels of support and better assess the child's capacities for self-regulation.
Descriptors: Observation, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Evaluation Methods, Clinical Diagnosis, Context Effect, Self Control, Child Behavior
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