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Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School

Li, Huijun, Pearrow, Melissa, Jimerson, Shane R.

2010, XI, 148 p. 2 illus.

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  • -Only recently published book on this topic dedicated to school psychologists and other educational professionals.
  • -Focus on the school’s role in the identification of students would be a unique feature of this book. As such it should be especially attractive to pre- and in-service school psychologists and special educators.
  • -Focus on the assessment, identification, and treatment of students in the school context.

By itself or in combination with an affective disorder, early onset schizophrenia (EOS) — the onset of symptoms before 18 years of age — can create severe deficits in young people’s academic performance, family and peer relationships, and even the ability to acquire new skills. The relative rarity of the condition, meanwhile, can leave school personnel unsure of how to meet — or even recognize — student needs.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School emphasizes the importance of providing teachers and students alike with the support needed to enhance academic performance and improve social skills of children and adolescents with EOS within educational settings. In addition, its evidence-based framework enables school professionals to achieve greater confidence and accuracy in identifying students with EOS and provide appropriate services, both in special education and general classes.

In this authoritative and accessible volume, experts offer the most salient information on early onset schizophrenia, including:

  • Contributing factors and risk factors.
  • Prevalence and epidemiology.
  • Screening and assessment procedures.
  • Guidelines for determining eligibility for special education programs under IDEIA and Section 504.
  • Latest findings on school-based and off-campus interventions for EOS.
  • A useful resource appendix.

Identifying, Assessing, and Treating Early Onset Schizophrenia at School gives school psychologists and allied education professionals both a practical understanding of this disabling condition and the most up-to-date strategies for providing earlier and effective interventions.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Behavior rating scales - DSM IV-TR - Diagnostic assessment - Direct assessment - EOS - Early onset schizophrenia - Identification - Juvenile onset schizophrenia - Mental Health - Psycho-Educational Assessment - Schizophrenia - Tr - assessment - education - intervention

Related subjects » Child & School Psychology - Education & Language - Psychotherapy & Counseling

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