GRAD > PSYCLN > 710
This course provides an overview of psychological assessment of children and adolescents, combining didactic training in various approaches to social development and psychological assessment with practical hands-on training in several instruments routinely employed in traditional child psychological assessment batteries. Tests to be covered span the domains of cognitive functioning, language, academic achievement, neuropsychological functions, adaptive behavior, and social-emotional/personality functioning. They include both structured and semi-structured methods. Participants become familiar with the procedures for administering, scoring, and interpreting such instruments as the Mullen Scales of Early Learning, the Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children, the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT), and the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales.