Bayley-III Clinical Use and Interpretation by Lawrence G. Weiss
(Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional)

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One of the most widely used assessments of infants and toddlers, the BAYLEY-III measures the major areas of development including cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning. This book provides an introduction into use of the BAYLEY-III in each of these five areas. For each of these areas, individual chapters cover the relevant test content, administration, scoring, interpretation, strengths / concerns, and uses in clinical populations. Each chapter also includes a real life case study demonstrating typical performance of a child with delays one of the five areas of development. The book concludes with a special chapter on procedures for brief neurodevelopmental screening of infants in pediatric settings. Covering all major areas of development, the book is informative for a wide range of professionals who use the BAYLEY-III to evaluate development of infants and toddlers from multiple perspectives including psychology, speech and language, and occupational/physical therapy.



Provides an overview of the theoretical background and structure of BAYLEY-III written by the lead Research Director

Introduces practitioners to the test content in each of the five major areas of child development covered by the BAYLEY-III: cognitive, language, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning

Readers will learn how to competently administer, score, and interpret each of the five scales in the BAYLEY-III

Explains the strengths and limitations of the test in each of the five areas it measures

Instructs readers on uses of the test in specific clinical populations

Includes five case studies showing typical patterns of children delayed in one of the five areas of development

Concludes with a special chapter on neurodevelopmental screening procedures in pediatric settings

 

About Lawrence G. Weiss

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Thomas D. Oakland, PhD is University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. He is President of the International Foundation for Children s Education and past-presidents of the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission. He has worked in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oakland has authored more than 180 chapters and articles, and five psychological tests. His authored, coauthored, and edited books include Auditory perception: Diagnosis and development for language and reading abilities, Assessing minority group children, Nonbiased assessment of minority group children. Psychological and educational assessment of minority children, Divorced fathers. International perspectives on psychology in the schools, Identification of gifted and talented students in Texas, International perspectives on assessment of academic achievement, Student Styles Questionnaire: Classroom Applications Booklet, and Standards for educational and psychological testing. He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in school psychology, neuropsychology, and as a forensic examiner. He has an active clinical practice and testifies frequently. His interests center on psychological and educational characteristics of children and youth, test development and use, international issues, legal and professional issues, and professionalism. He is the recipient of Distinguished Service Awards from American Psychological Association s Division of School Psychology and the International School Psychology Association and received the 2002 National Association of School Psychology s Legend Award. Dr. Oakland received American Psychological Association s 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally. Glen Aylward is professor of pediatrics and psychiatry and director of the Division of Developmental and Behavior Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
 
Published July 19, 2010 by Academic Press. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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