Applied Sciences

Ashford 3: – Week 2 – Assignment

WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. Although, it connects to week 5’s assignment. All needs to be done is read over outline instructions for week 5’s assignment. It is basically the same but asking for more information in it since its the final paper.

Client History Report Draft

For this assignment, you will write the first four sections of the psychological assessment report that will be completed in Week Five. Taking on the role of a psychological evaluator, you will formulate vitally important methodological and theoretical assessment conceptualizations of a client during the initial phases of the assessment process. You will apply your conceptualizations to develop a clear understanding of the presenting concerns. In the initial sections of your psychological assessment report, you will summarize results obtained from examining the following information pertaining to your client: identifying information, reason for referral, presenting concerns, and relevant personal history. The content of this section must demonstrate an ethically and professionally responsible rationale for the use of psychological assessment tools. View the complete instructions for the Final Paper in the link within Week Five of your online course or the “Components of Course Evaluation” section of this guide. This week, your assignment must cover the following sections of your psychological assessment report and include the headings as listed:

I. Identifying information 
Within this section, you will record basic information on your client including the person’s name, sex, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, handedness, and occupation or grade level. For the purposes of this assignment, you are free to create any relevant demographic information that is not explicitly stated in the case scenario. All information you create must be consistent with the information provided and any conclusions you draw in subsequent sections of your paper.

II. Reason for referral 
Within this section describe the referral source and the purpose of the assessment. The information you provide in this section must justify the decision to conduct a formal psychological assessment based and must model ethically and professionally responsible assessment practices.

III. Current Symptoms/Presenting Concerns
The information in this section of the report would typically come from an interview with the client and family (if applicable, e.g., if the client is a child or person with suspected dementia).  You must use the information provided in case history to identify the most salient information that belongs in this section. Choose information to include in this section based on the consistency with the reason for referral and purpose for testing. Here is where you will apply your methodological and theoretical assessment formulations of the client that will justify the decision to conduct a psychological evaluation on this client.

IV. Psychosocial History (complete each of the sections below based on the information in the case you selected)

  • Educational history
  • Occupational history
  • Medical history (including substance use/abuse)
  • Psychiatric history
  • Social history

Your assignment must be of sufficient depth and detail to support and inform your eventual diagnostic impressions. A cursory or surface level review of the client’s presenting problem and history will unlikely provide enough information for your diagnostic impression. The assignment must also include a page with relevant references based on your initial impressions of possible diagnostic considerations from the history that you have reviewed.

The Assignment:

  • Must be at least 2.5 to 3 single-spaced pages in length (not including title and reference pages).
  • Must include a title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least 2 scholarly sources, 1 of which must be an original peer-reviewed research article, in addition to the course text.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
  • Must include a separate title page and reference page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

Scenerio I am using for this assignment:

CHILDERS, Timothy Page 1 of 5 About Timothy Childers Timothy Childers is a 15-year-old, right-handed, male who was referred for neuropsychological evaluation for possible learning disability and/or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Timothy was brought to the appointment by his mother, Ms. Childers. Because of his age, a basic initial interview and orientation session was conducted with Timothy and his mother together. Then, the mother and Timothy were interviewed separately. Information provided by Timothy: Timothy stated he does not have a real problem serious enough for a “doctor visit,” and that it is his parents and teachers who have the problem. Timothy admitted to some difficulty learning if his teacher does not follow the text book closely, indicating that it is then difficult to integrate his lecture notes with what the textbook says. He said if he has “good teachers” who just follow the book, he learns well. No test taking anxiety was reported but Timothy claims he often does poorly on tests because he his teacher says he does not show his work and that his writing is disorganized. This has been especially challenging for him in mathematics because, as he stated, “I don’t always follow the steps. I see the solution and just figure out the answer my way. My teacher wants me to show all the steps and solve the problems his way. He hates it that my way gets the right answer faster than his.” When asked about his writing— grammar and vocabulary, he said, “No one can do that stuff. That’s why they invented spelling and grammar check.” Timothy talked about his brother and sister with a smile on his face. He said they get along well and he admires his sister “for standing up to our parents.” He did not elaborate further. He said the he likes going out with his friends to games and goes to support his older brother. He denied any personal interest in playing on the football or basketball team. He said he like to race cars. He plays drums in the band and takes dance classes (hip hop). He has a 7-year-old golden retriever, Lucky, who he is close to. He “talks to” girls he finds attractive and said, “Girls like me. They think I’m cute.” He said he goes out when his parents let him—mostly to the mall, games and the movies. He denied use of alcohol, tobacco or other drugs. He said he saw what “booze” did to his uncle and that he is just not interested “in looking that crazy.” When asked about his career goals, Timothy stated he wanted to be a NASCAR racer or a drummer in a rock band. On a questionnaire, Timothy described himself as “mixed-race”: Anishinaabe, Scottish and French on his father’s side and Irish on his mother’s side. For religion, he wrote: “Seeking”. Timothy stated that he gets along with his parents “good enough—they’re pretty cool for parents.” His parents married 3 years before the children were born and are still married to each other. His father is an account manager at a bank. His mother is an electrical engineer. CHILDERS, Timothy Page 2 of 5 Information provided by his mother, Ms. Childers: Ms. Childers reported that Timothy was first noted to have academic difficulty in 1st grade. He stated that Timothy’s grades are average overall, but with a lot of variability (e.g., He will go from Bs to Ds, then up to As). Ms. Childers noted that Timothy has difficulty with multistep tasks and may omit an important step. He also has difficulty organizing his homework assignments and study space. Other concerns noted include difficulty with grammar and vocabulary. According to his mother, there has been much conflict between Timothy and his math teacher. Timothy reportedly always enjoyed mathematics and solving problems, but there is a lot of conflict between him and his math teacher. His teacher has even accused him of cheating because Timothy doesn’t always show his work. Timothy was born and raised in Minnesota. He is the youngest of 3 children and there is no family history of learning disability or ADHD in either of his parents or siblings. His mother stated his development was normal for his age. Medical history includes asthma and seasonal allergies. No psychiatric or substance use history was reported. Timothy is not taking any medications. Timothy has two older siblings—a sister (5 years older) and a brother (1 year older). His sister left home at age 16, when she and her fiancé asked (and were given permission) to marry. His brother still lives at home and is reportedly an average student. His brother plays football and basketball. His sister played basketball and was in honors. His sister did complete high school while she was married and attended the local community college. Timothy is currently in the 10th grade of High School. He enjoys playing in the school band and taking dance classes after school. His mother said he practices his drums a lot—“He would practice all night if we let him.” His mother described him as having a good circle of friends and had no concerns about his social development. His mother stated Timothy would like to go to college and become a writer. His mother indicated that Timothy’s ethnicity was “Caucasian”. She indicated that his religion was Baptist. Behavioral Observations: Timothy was very pleasant and easy to work with. Initially, he seemed reticent to be at the appointment. However, after the first interview, he appeared more relaxed with the psychologist. He readily engaged in the evaluation and presented as mature, friendly, and confident. There were no behaviors that suggested a reason to be concerned about the validity of the test results. The examiner deems the results to provide a reasonable estimation of his current level of cognitive and emotional functioning. Parent Report: Timothy’s mother completed the BRIEF to provide information on Timothy’s executive skills in daily life. Within the Behavioral Regulation domain, only the Inhibit subscale was elevated (T = 72). This indicates that she sees Timothy as having difficulty resisting the urge to act on impulse or to otherwise inhibit his behavior appropriately. His mother reported no problems with emotional control. Within the Metacognition Index, 2 scales related to planning and organization were elevated. This indicates that she sees Timothy as having difficulty organizing his work and play spaces (e.g., keeping a messy room or closet) and having difficulty planning and sequencing the steps needed to achieve a goal (e.g., planning ahead for school assignments). CHILDERS, Timothy Page 3 of 5 Tests Administered: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th Edition (WISC-IV); Children’s Memory Scale (CMS); Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST); Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Achievement, 3rd Edition (WJ-3, select subtests); Gordon Diagnostic System; Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (DKEFS, select subtests); Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure (Copy); Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF: Parent Form); Children’s Depression Inventory; Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-Adolescent Form (MMPI-A). CHILDERS, Timothy Page 4 of 5 TEST Standard Score Range WISC-IV Verbal Comprehension Similarities Vocabulary Comprehension Perceptual Reasoning Picture Concepts Block Design Matrix Reasoning Working Memory Digit Span Letter-Number Sequencing Processing Speed Symbol Search Coding SS = 83 ss = 10 ss = 4 ss = 7 SS = 100 ss = 10 ss = 11 ss = 10 SS = 97 ss = 9 ss = 10 SS = 100 ss = 10 ss = 9 low average average extremely low low average average average average average average average average average average average WJ-III Reading Letter Word Identification Word Attack Passage Comprehension Reading Fluency Writing Spelling Writing Fluency Writing Samples Math Calculation Math Fluency Applied Problems SS = 97 SS = 92 SS = 98 SS = 99 SS = 96 SS = 93 SS = 98 SS = 97 SS = 93 SS = 92 average average average average average average average average average average Children’s Memory Scale Stories Immediate Stories Delayed Stories Recognition Word Pairs Learning Word Pairs Total Score Word Pairs Delay Word Pairs Recognition Faces Immediate Faces Delayed Dots Immediate Dots Delayed ss = 7 ss = 6 ss = 7 ss = 10 ss = 9 ss = 12 ss = 10 ss = 12 ss = 12 ss = 12 ss = 13 low average low average low average average average high average average high average high average high average high average * Wisconsin Card Sorting Test 4 sorts in 128 cards Perseverative Errors >16th percentile SS = 76 at least average borderline CHILDERS, Timothy Page 5 of 5 D-KEFS Trail Making Test Visual Scanning Number Sequencing Letter Sequencing Number-Letter Sequencing Motor Speed Verbal Fluency Test Letter Fluency Category Fluency Category Switching Total Correct Design Fluency Test Total Correct Color-Word Interference Test Color Naming Word Reading Inhibition Inhibition/Switching Tower Test Total Achievement Score ss = 10 ss = 12 ss = 12 ss = 5 ss = 11 ss = 14 ss = 13 ss = 7 ss = 9 ss = 12 ss = 12 ss = 9 ss = 6 ss = 6 average high average high average borderline average superior high average low average average high average high average average low average low average

.this is the link to the scenario I am using: http://vizedhtmlcontent.next.ecollege.com/pub/content/b5be2a14-176d-468c-842f-db06aa77fdcb/ABS_300_Week_Five_Final_Paper_Adolescent_Male_Case_Study_Timothy_Child.pdf

 

this is week 5’s assignment guideline that connects to weeks 2 assignment. REMEMBER YOU WILL ONLY DO WEEK 2. WEEK 5 IS JUST SHOWING MOE INFORMATION NEEDED.

REFERENCES i USED. SCHOLARLY ARTICLES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING AND ASSESSMENT ON CHILDREN SUSPECTED OF HAVING ADHD.

REFERENCE 1. ADHD Diagnosis: As Simple As Administering a Questionnaire or a Complex Diagnostic Process? Ashton Parker1,2 and Penny Corkum1, LINK TO THIS ARTICLE IS: http://jad.sagepub.com.proxy-library.ashford.edu/content/20/6/478.full.pdf+html Journal of Attention Disorders 2016, Vol. 20(6) 478–486 © The Author(s) 2013 Reprints and permissions: sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1087054713495736 jad.sagepub.co (Sage) Journal.

2nd article: ADHD diagnosis: As simple as administering a questionnaire or a complex diagnostic process?

Authors:Parker, Ashton. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Corkum, Penny. Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, penny.corkum@dal.ca Database:PsycINFO peer review journal. I will attach the little work I’ve done so far. please help. 3 pages doubled spaced please. Time Romans 12. regular. 1′ margins

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