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Functional Analysis of Behavior
An effort to identify as many factors as possible that could be contributing to a child's problem behavior & to develop hypotheses about which ones are the most important and/or most easily changed
Behavioral Assessment
The evaluation of the child's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in specific settings, based on which hypotheses are formulated about the nature of the problem and what can be done
ABC's of Assessment
A-Antecedents
B-Behaviors
C-Consequences of behaviors
Categorical Classification
Classical/Pure - Assumes that every diagnosis has a clear underlying cause and that each disorder is fundamentally different
Dimensional Classification
Assumes that there are a number of independent dimensions or traits of behavior and that all children possess these to varying degrees
Eclectic
The approaches that are identified by clinicians who work with childrens and families as different approaches for different problems
Idiographic
Approach to assessment that emphasizes the detailed representation of the individual child or family as a unique entity
Nomothetic
Approach to assessment that emphasizes general principles that apply to many people
Multiaxial System
Classification system consisting of several different axes of info about the subject that may assist a clinician in planning the treatment of a disorder
Multimethod Assessment Approach
A clinical assessment that emphasizes the importance of obtaining info from different informants, in a variety of settings, using a variety of procedures (interviews, observations, tests...)
Prognosis
The prediction of the course or outcome of a disorder
Screening
Identification of subjects at risk for a specific negative outcome
Target Behaviors
Behaviors that are the primary problems of concern