Social Behavior and Skills in Children

Editors: Matson, Johnny L. (Ed.)

  • Provides clinicians, researchers, and graduate students in the fields of clinical child, school and developmental psychology a comprehensive, scholarly review of the subject
  • Serves as an easy-to-reference resource volume
  • Addresses topics that cut across a wide range of disciplines and childhood disorders
  • Focuses on evidence-based assessment and intervention for childhood behavior problems and disorders
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About this book

That children are capable of pathology—not only such conditions as ADHD and learning disabilities, but also such "adult" disorders as anxiety and depression—stands as a defining moment in psychology’s recent history. Within this recognition is the understanding that the social skills deficits that accompany these disorders must be targeted for assessment and treatment to ensure optimal functioning in school, with peers, and in later transitions to puberty and adulthood.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children cuts across disciplinary lines to clarify the scope of assessment options and interventions for a wide range of disorders. A panel of leading scholars reviews current research, discusses social deficits unique to specific disorders, and identifies evidence-based best practices in one authoritative, approachable reference.

This volume:

  • Discusses theoretical models of social skills as they relate to assessment and treatment.
  • Analyzes the etiology of social behavior problems in children and the relation between these problems and psychopathology.
  • Reviews 48 norm-referenced measures of social skills in children.
  • Examines the range of evidence-based social skills interventions.
  • Addresses challenging behaviors, such as aggression and self-injury.
  • Focuses on specific conditions, including developmental disabilities, conduct disorders, ADHD, chronic medical illness, depression, anxiety, and severe psychopathology.

Social Behavior and Skills in Children is an essential reference for university libraries as well as a must-have volume for researchers, graduate students, and clinicians in child, and school psychology, special education, and other related fields.

About the authors

Johnny L. Matson, Ph.D., Professor and Distinguished Research Master and Director of the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology in the Department of Psychology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He is the author of more than 450 publications, including 34 books. In addition, he is the editor-in-chief of two research journals, Research in Developmental Disabilities and Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has served as an expert for the United States Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and is past president of the Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities Division of the American Psychological Association. His research and clinical interests are in autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities.

Reviews

From the reviews: “Matson (Louisiana State Univ) provides a unique compilation of material addressing aspects of children’s social skills and their connections with developmental and physical disabilities and with psychopathology. … Although too challenging overall for undergraduates, this book could be a useful reference tool (with an instructor’s guidance) for those unfamiliar with technical material or with methods of research evaluation such as meta-analysis. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers, faculty, professionals.” (J. Mercer Richard, Choice, Vol. 47 (9), May, 2010)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • History and Overview

    Hupp, Stephen D. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Theories of Social Competence from the Top-Down to the Bottom-Up: A Case for Considering Foundational Human Needs

    Stump, Kathryn N (et al.)

    Pages 23-37

  • Etiology and Relationships to Developmental Disabilities and Psychopathology

    Jewell, Jeremy D (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • General Methods of Assessment

    Boisjoli, Jessica A (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • General Methods of Treatment

    Dempsey, Timothy (et al.)

    Pages 77-95

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Social Behavior and Skills in Children
Editors
  • Johnny L. Matson
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0234-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0234-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0233-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-8177-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 334
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