I NEED A RESPONSE FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT 3 REFERENCES Children and adolescents have the unique advantage and challenge of rapid growth and development within relatively short duration of time. For this reason, developmental assessments are essential to identify and measuring growth, ensuring milestones are reached at appropriate times (Milbrath, et al., 2020). Early identification leads to early interventions for children or adolescents who are not appropriately meeting milestones of development. When performing a general assessment, whether for mental health issues or annual visit, it is important to also rule out any possible developmental symptoms that could be presenting as other acute symptoms. It is important to ensure that the child or adolescent is developing appropriately or intervene promptly to address potential delays. One assessment tool that can be used for very young children, even toddlers, is the Cognitive Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic and Auditory Milestone Scale (CAT/CLAMS). The child plays with toys throughout the evaluation while the provider assesses their level of development (Milbrath, et al., 2020). This is an effective test for determining the childs language and cognitive development (Milbrath, et al., 2020). An advantage of this assessment scale is that it can be used for very young children, as there are no specific questions but rather observation. This tool is used in children since it involves toys and activity that is rated by the evaluator rather than specific questions that are answered by the client. Another tool that could be useful for a wider age range of children is the Early Development of Emotional Competence (EDEC), which is a tool that assesses the correlation between the childs language skills and emotional abilities, particularly expression or behavior (Na, Wilkinson, & Liang, 2018). This developmental tool may be more helpful in the mental health context, as it assesses the clients language development as well as emotional response. Rather than diagnosing, this tool can be useful in assessing the family dynamics, as parents or caregivers are active participants in this evaluation (Na, Wilkinson, & Liang, 2018). While parents participate, the assessment tool is focused on the emotional regulation of the child or adolescent client. This tool is used in children as it evaluates language development in relation to emotions, which would not be applicable for adult clients. As with all populations of clients, evidence based treatments are most effective in treating a variety of symptoms, and can be taught to a large group to implement for practice (Leathers & Strand, 2018). One method of treatment that would be more appropriate for children or adolescents over adults would be game or activity based treatment modalities. This allows for the children to interact in a way that does not require verbal articulation. While activity or other experiential therapies can be utilized for adults, they are more likely to be utilized and effective with a younger population. Another treatment modality that would be more appropriate for child or adolescent clients is a technology application that can be used on a computer or tablet (Davidson, et al., 2019). This is another way to engage children to actively participate in an application on a screen, which comes easily to children and adolescents. While adults would be capable of utilizing an application on a computer, phone, or tablet, it would be more effective for younger clients. Parents play an important role in assessing child clients, as the parents are able to articulate observable symptoms or concerns that the young client may not be able to identify or label. Another role that parents play in assessment and treatment is how they may be affected by their childrens diagnoses or symptoms. It is important to identify parents who require increased support related to treatment, as there are specialized assessment tools to measure this as well (Samadi, Abdollahi-Bograbadi, & McConkey, 2018). This can be an important part of the assessment and evaluation process for children and parents alike. Often, the stressors experienced in the home environment affect and exacerbated already existing symptoms among children and parents. References Davidson, T.A., Bunnell, B.E., Saunders, B.E., Hanson, R.F., Danielson, C.K., Cook, D., Chu, B.C., Dorsey, S., Adams, Z.W., Andrews III, A.R., Walker, J.H., Soltis, K.E., Cohen, J.A., Deblinger, E., & Ruggiero, K.J. (2019). Pilot evaluation of a tablet-based application to improve quality of care in child mental health treatment. Behavior Therapy, 50(2), 367-379. doi:10.1016/j.beth.2018.07.005. Leathers, S.J., & Strand, T.C. (2018). Social work training in the use of evidence-based treatments for children: What works? Journal of Social Work Education, 54(S1), S41- S55. doi:10.1080/10437797.2018.1434444. Milbrath, G., Constance, C., Ogendi, A., & Plews-Ogan, J. (2020). Comparing two early child development assessment tools in rural Limpopo, South Africa. BMC Pediatrics, 20, 197. doi:10.1186/s12887-020-02101-0. Na, J.Y., Wilkinson, K., & Liang, J. (2018). Early Development of Emotional Competence (EDEC) assessment tool for children with complex communication needs: Development and evidence. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 27, 24- 36. doi:10.1044/2017_AJSLP-16-0058. Samadi, S.A., Abdollahi-Boghrabadi, G., & McConkey, R. (2018). Parental satisfaction with caregiving for children with developmental disabilities: Development of a new assessment tool. Children (Basel), 5(12), 166. doi:10.3390/children5120166.
Why Choose Us
High Quality, 100% Original, and Well-Researched Papers
HireProWriter always ensures that our writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can pick your academic level: high school, college/university, or professional, and we will assign a writer matching your field or discipline
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
Our Company has a team of professional writers with experience in business articles, academic papers, and research. The majority are native speakers and capable of tackling any task for which you need assistance.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something in your paper, no worries. Send your order for a free revision. We give you up to 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging in to your account or get help from our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. If we need an extension to master your paper, we will contact you on time regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
100% plagiarism-free work! We use premium writing tools to check plagiarism. Our professional editors carefully review all quotations in the text. Besides, we guarantee maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
Customer Support 24/7
Our support team is available 24/7. We are dedicated to giving the best customer experience. Feel free to get in touch any time for assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
HireProWriter offers all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic assistance you need and how urgent it is, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of paper at a reasonable cost. HireProWriter takes care of all your educational paper needs with a 24/7 customer care support system.
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You don't have to worry about writing a presentable college admission essay. You can be assured that through our services, we will write the best admission essay for you.
Editing and Proofreading
Our Team (academic writers and editors) make the necessary adjustments to your essay/paper so that it is polished. Besides, we format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists per the chosen formats (APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian).
We value our clients' feedback. Our system is designed to ensure that we deliver quality work through the collaborative efforts of our team and clients. If you need an improvement in your paper, you are free to request a revision. In such a case, your paper will be rechecked by the writer or assigned to an editor. Your Satisfaction is our Concern!