PSY341H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 2: Content Validity, Concurrent Validity, Phonological Awareness

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Psy341 - lecture 2 (jan 18th 2016): classification and assessment. Categorical classification: assumes every diagnosis has a clear underlying cause and each disorder is fundamentally different (dsm-5) Dimensional classification: assumes a number of different traits or dimensions of behaviour that children (or adults) possess to varying degrees (child behaviours. Classification: the process of categorizing things or events into mutually exclusive categories. Emphasis on description and grouping for scientific study. Diagnosis: the identification of a disease, disorder (behavioural), or syndrome. Assessment: the process of evaluating the phenomenon to be classified or diagnosed. Assessment is meaningful to the extent that it leads to effective intervention (this happens before meeting the patient) Diagnosis involves analyzing information from an assessment, but sometimes a diagnosis doesn"t come from an assessment. Drawing conclusions about the nature or cause of the problem. In some instances, assigning a formal diagnosis (taxonomic diagnosis) might be helpful. Categories must be clearly defined (possible to have comorbidity, but things need.

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