role of assessment  in diagnosis and treatment

In this assignment you will choose three general topics of interest  to you related to psychological assessment from the list below.

  • Infants and preschool-aged children
  • Children ages 5 through 12 years
  • Children with neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neuropsychological assessment of adolescents
  • Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders
  • Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Intellectual assessment of adults
  • Individuals with schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders
  • Individuals with obsessive-compulsive and related disorders
  • Individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Individuals with autism spectrum disorders
  • Individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Individuals with depressive disorders
  • Individuals with neurocognitive disorders
  • Individuals with hearing impairments
  • Individuals with visual impairments
  • Gifted individuals
  • Individuals who have served in the military

Research five peer-reviewed articles in the Ashford University  Library that were published within the last 15 years, including a  minimum of one article for each of your three chosen topics. In your  paper, begin with an introduction that describes the role of assessment  in diagnosis and treatment. Using your researched articles, compare at  least two psychological or educational tests and/or assessment  procedures for each of the topics chosen. Analyze and describe the  psychometric methodologies employed in the development and/or validation  of the tests and/or assessment procedures associated with each of the  three topics. Debate any relevant approaches to assessment of the  constructs being evaluated by any tests and assessments you described.  Include an analysis of any challenges related to assessing individuals  from diverse social and cultural backgrounds for each of the three  topics. Conclude by evaluating the ethical and professional issues that  influence the interpretation of testing and assessment data. You may  cite from your textbook to assist you in the development of your  introduction and the conclusion of your paper; however, the textbook  cannot count as one of the five required peer-reviewed articles.

Writing the Literature Review
The Literature Review:

  • Must be 6 to 8 double-spaced pages in length (not including title or  references pages) and must be formatted according to APA style as  outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must begin with an introduction that describes the role of assessment in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that summarizes your evaluation  addressing the current use of psychological tests and the role of  assessment in diagnosis and treatment.
  • Must use at least five peer-reviewed sources published within the  last 15 years, all of which come from the Ashford University Library.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Carefully review the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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