Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Assessment

  • Johnny L. Matson

Part of the Autism and Child Psychopathology Series book series (ACPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Johnny L. Matson, Esther Hong
    Pages 1-11
  3. Fabiana Vieira Gauy, Thiago Blanco-Vieira, Marina Monzani da Rocha
    Pages 13-33
  4. Amie E. Grills, Eleanor Castine, Melissa K. Holt
    Pages 35-57
  5. Abigail Issarraras, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 59-70
  6. Jasper A. Estabillo, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 71-81
  7. George H. Noell, Scott P. Ardoin, Kristin A. Gansle
    Pages 83-102
  8. Peter J. Castagna, Matthew Calamia
    Pages 103-125
  9. Pamela McPherson, Michelle Yetman, Claire O. Burns, Bob Wynn
    Pages 127-150
  10. Leland T. Farmer, Michelle S. Lemay, Robert D. Rieske
    Pages 151-168
  11. Johnny L. Matson, Claire O. Burns
    Pages 169-188
  12. Paige M. Ryan, Maysa M. Kaskas, Thompson E. Davis III
    Pages 189-205
  13. Jennifer Piscitello, Adrienne Anderson, Sabrina Gretkierewicz, Mary Lou Kelley
    Pages 207-225
  14. W. Jason Peters, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 227-244
  15. Laura C. Thornton, Paul J. Frick
    Pages 245-261
  16. Timothy R. Vollmer, Meghan Deshais, Kimberly N. Sloman, Carrie S. W. Borrero
    Pages 263-288
  17. Abigail Issarraras, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 289-300
  18. Elizabeth K. Wilson, Kaitlin A. Cassidy, Delaney J. Darragh, Jacob L. DeBoer
    Pages 301-312
  19. W. Jason Peters, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 313-330
  20. Soeun Lee, Lara M. Genik, C. Meghan McMurtry
    Pages 359-389
  21. Pamela McPherson, Hannah K. Scott, Astik Joshi, Raghu Gandhi
    Pages 391-413
  22. Kathryn M. Peterson, Vivian F. Ibañez, Caitlin A. Kirkwood, Jaime G. Crowley, Cathleen C. Piazza
    Pages 415-431
  23. Sarah Mallard Wakefield, Joshua Sanderson, Pamela McPherson
    Pages 433-452
  24. Esther Hong, Johnny L. Matson
    Pages 453-466
  25. Maya Matheis, Jasper A. Estabillo
    Pages 467-484
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 485-504

About this book


This handbook describes evidence-based methods of assessing psychological, educational, behavioral, and developmental problems in children and adolescents. It provides state-of-the-art analyses of leading assessment tools and methods. Chapters provide an overview of childhood assessment issues, diagnostic classification systems, interviewing and report writing, traditional assessment tools and methods, such as Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA). In addition, chapters address daily living, academic, and social skills, commonly encountered psychological conditions, and developmental disorders, reviewing definitions and etiology, history of assessment and diagnosis, possible comorbid conditions, and current measures and procedures. The handbook also covers specific childhood disorders that often present assessment challenges in children, such as posttraumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, pain, and feeding and eating disorders.


Topics featured in this handbook include:

  • Adaptive and developmental behavior scales.
  • Diagnostic classification systems and how to apply them to childhood problems and disorders.
  •  Intelligence testing and its use in childhood psychological assessment.
  • Assessment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in persons with developmental disabilities.
  •  Self-Injurious behavior in children.
  • Prevalence and assessment of common sleep problems in children.

The Handbook of Childhood Psychopathology and Developmental Disabilities Assessment is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, clinicians, and related therapists and professionals in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, social work, developmental psychology, behavioral therapy/rehabilitation, child and adolescent psychiatry, and special education.


Adaptive and developmental behavior scales Aggression and conduct disorder in children Anxiety and childhood assessment Applied Behavioral Analysis and children Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and children Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and children Communication disorders in children Eating disorders assessment in children Fears and phobias in children Feeding disorders assessment in children Fine and gross motor skills in children Intelligence and neuropsychological testing and children Interviewing and report writing and children Mood disorders and childhood assessment Obesity and children Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and children Self-injurious behavior (SIB) and children Sleep problems in children Social skills assessment and children Tics and Tourette Syndrome in children

Editors and affiliations

  • Johnny L. Matson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyLouisiana State UniversityBaton RougeUSA

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