About the book
- Provides numerous dialogues with clinical examples
- Employs a child-centric approach that identifies the child as an essential informant on the child's emotions, behavior, and illness
- Contains practical and applicable techniques for talking with young children and understanding what they are trying to communicate.
- Demonstrates how to use these techniques to help young children talks about their emotions, behavior, and illness.
- Shows how to apply these techniques for the comprehensive assessment of the impact of illness on young children's emotions and behavior.
How Many More Questions?: Techniques for Clinical Interviews of Young Medically Ill Children provides readers with a comprehensive framework to understand how 5-10 year old children use language to formulate and communicate their thoughts. The book then guides the reader in how to effectively elicit information about sensitive and stressful topics from young children, such as their emotions, difficulties, problems, worries, and illness. Seventeen exquisitely written chapters that include twelve developmental guidelines, techniques, case examples, and illustrative dialogues provide the reader with the tools needed to address specific communication challenges involved in speaking with young children who have pain, medical trauma, terminal illness, or specific disorders like epilepsy.
How Many More Questions? is useful for pediatric professionals who strive to
acquire exceptional clinical interviewing skills and who no longer wish to hear
children say, "When are we done?" The wide range of medical and non-medical
professionals who work with young ill children, such as pediatricians, neurologists,
psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, child
life specialists, as well as interested parents will use this book as a reference
Readership: This book is intended for the wide range of medical professionals who work with children aged 5-10 years, including pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, nurses, and child life specialists. Additionally, lawyers, teachers, and police will find this book helpful. Important audiences include trainees and students for these professions, as well as parents.
Table of contents
Introduction and overview
Part I Interview basics
1. Developmental guidelines
Part II Application of developmental guidelines: Assessment of emotions/behaviors in pediatric illness
3. Mood including anger and irritability
4. Fears and anxiety
7. Insight, judgment, and reality testing
9. Symptoms associated with autistic spectrum
Part III Application of the developmental guidelines: A comprehensive assessment of pediatric epilepsy
11. Biological aspects of pediatric epilepsy
12. Psychosocial impact of pediatric epilepsy
Part IV Application of the developmental guidelines: Specific communication challenges in young ill children
14. Pediatric pain
15. Pediatric iatrogenic trauma symptoms
16. Pediatric terminal illness
Part V Brief review and next steps
17. "Guess what? We are done. You are such a good talker and did such a great job!"