Make full use of the Griffiths III with this detailed case study book
Apply the Griffiths III more effectively
Written by world renowned practitioners of the Griffiths Scales of Child Development, Third Edition (Griffiths III), this volume presents individual case studies to assist practitioners and trainees in making full use the Griffiths III to comprehensively assess a child’s development. Practitioners will learn about tracking and monitoring development and how to measure the impact of intervention – creating more informed decisions about the management and placement of the child.
Two introductory chapters examine the Griffiths III as a child development assessment tool, looking in detail at its psychometric properties and how to use the test to interpret, plan, and understand a child’s performance as well as the child’s strengths and challenges. Grouped according to five color zones for ease of reading, 15 case studies are presented for children with a wide range of abilities and from 10 different countries. The book is based on four conceptual frameworks: the ICF-CY, ESSENCE, the link between function and intervention, and Ruth Griffith’s Avenues of Learning theory. Throughout the examples, the perspective of the child is placed at the center and their voices are included in the plans described. Key concepts, points of importance, and questions for the reader are included at the end of each chapter.
The book is aimed at practitioners of the Griffiths III, but it is also of interest to a wider range of developmental practitioners, including child psychologists, child psychiatrists, pediatricians, and child psychotherapists.Praise for the book
“This excellent compilation of case studies will be a handy resource for the use of Griffiths III with children with different developmental profiles and for assisting in the interpretation of the results.”
Soundara Somasundaram, MRCPCH, Associate Specialist in Community Paediatrics, NHS Lothian, Edinburgh, UK
“An ounce of experience is worth a ton of theory. This well-structured casebook on the administration and use of the Griffiths III constructs and scales in a wide variety of behavioral, physical, and sensory scenarios is extremely useful and easily accessible to busy clinicians of all professions.”
Charles Fairhurst, FRCPCH, Head of Paediatric Neurosciences at Evelina London Children’s Hospital, National Clinical Advisor in Paediatric Neurosciences to NHS, London, UK
“This work stands out due to its sensitive appreciation of the young child and their family who will directly benefit from their clinician absorbing the wisdom contained in these memorable cases of children with neurodevelopmental needs.”
Christine Laidlaw, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa
“I am immensely impressed with this book. This is a must read for both novice and seasoned practitioners alike, particularly those with a special interest in the areas of child development and developmental assessments.”
Lisa Currin, MA, Department of Psychology, Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa