Case Studies in Abnormal Child & Adolescent Psychology (2021) consists of 56 new vignettes designed to illustrate principles of developmental psychopathology and children's mental health problems. All cases are written by the author of the textbook and correspond to material presented in the text.
Each case is presented briefly (i.e., 1-2 pages) so that they can be used for in-class activities, homework assignments or group projects, or questions on exams. Each case is followed by discussion questions that ask students to apply key concepts from the text, review diagnostic criteria and possible causes for each disorder, and generate an evidence-based treatment plan for the child and family.
The online instructor’s site provides professors with each child’s diagnosis and answers to discussion questions.
The student edition omits this information.
Most importantly, the case studies help students to focus on children and families, rather than on disorders. I hope that these case studies give you greater freedom to engage and challenge your students in new and creative ways.
Sample Case Studies:
The New Kid
Instructors have access to a test bank to help them create exams. The test bank includes more than 1,000 multiple choice or true-false items and more than 150 essay questions and answers. Items can be selected based on topic, learning objective, cognitive domain (e.g., describe, apply, analyze), and difficulty level.
PowerPoint Presentations and Videos
Sample PowerPoint presentations for each chapter to help you get started. Each presentation features key concepts, theories, and models; complete DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for each disorder; and images and figures from the text. You can also combine these presentations with videos from the "student resources and videos" section for greater student engagement.