Behaviour Problems in Young Children: Assessment and by Jo Douglas

By Jo Douglas

This complete account of emotional and behavioural difficulties in young ones can also be a pragmatic advisor to the review and administration of such youngsters. it is going to be priceless to all future health pros.

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The fridge door is often a central position. By 32 Assessment of the problem completing the observations parents may redefine the problem. The child’s refusal to comply may not seem as bad as the child’s habit of answering back. The parents will begin to identify what it is that irritates them so much. The chart may also help parents recognize that the problem is not as bad as they thought or that finally they can demonstrate the seriousness of the problem. How are the parents reacting to the problem?

Thirty per cent of children under 2 years of age have been found to have middle-ear disorders (Reichman and Healey 1983) while in a s u r vey o f L o n d o n n u r s e r y c h i l d r e n S h a h ( 1 9 8 1 ) f o u n d evidence of unsuspected middle-ear infection in 35 per cent of the children. It seems likely that there are many children with c o n d u c t ive h e a r i n g i m p a i r m e n t w h o h ave l i s t e n i n g a n d comprehension difficulties but pass standard audiometric screening (Bamford and Saunders 1985).

The length of those sections will depend on the information required and the type of problem being recorded. Parents can record the intensity of the problem, for example whining and moaning as opposed to screaming, on the same chart by colouring the tick or making it bigger. Charts should be designed to show the information that is required and so they can be creative. The aim is for the parents to fill them in as accurately as possible, so they should be simple to fill in and placed in an easily accessible place in the home.

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