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Childhood Aggression Diagnosis/Functioning Testing

Please use Virtual client Sean Brody

How severe are a client's symptoms and how do they impact a client's functioning? Consider the case of Sami in this week's Introduction. Sami's experiences during driving had grown to the point to which she feared having a panic attack behind the wheel and was apprehensive about driving at all. How might a clinician evaluate these symptoms and incorporate the results into the development of a treatment plan?

you evaluate and select an appropriate test to measure symptom severity as well as functioning and apply it to your virtual client. please use (Sean Brody)

Select two tests of symptom severity (one must be a mental status examination) and two tests of functional impairment from the Mental Measurements Yearbook.
Complete a comparative analysis of the tests and select one of each test (symptom severity and functional impairment) which is most appropriate for your virtual client and explain why.
Justify your selection.

Explain one limitation of the two tests you selected and explain why they are limitations.

Support your response with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are to provide a reference list for all resources, including those in the Learning Resources for this course.


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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. In this particular task, you are being asked to make a diagnosis of a particular subject. You have been provided all the necessary information. Your answers need not stray from this so your answers should be concise and to the point. As such, I suggest using this simple outline:

1. About the Client - 100 words
2. Client Impairment, functioning and evaluation - 150 words
3. Tests (Symptom severity & Functional impairment - 150 words
4. Test applicability and limitations plus treatment - 100 words

This outline should yield around 500 words which should cover what you need. Some of the tests suggested here might not be included in your current materials but you can use the listed resources to further explore the topic. Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Symptoms & Impairment: Sean Brody


Sean Brody, an 8 year old boy has been referred for evaluation due to a number of symptoms that impair his development, functioning and ability to live a normal, progressive and secure childhood. He is American, White, from a Jewish background. Being hearing impaired, Sean has learned how to use the American Sign Language too. While he has no motor impairment issues, his medical condition shows high lead levels and in terms of relating to others and what can be observed of his behavior in a social and peer setting, he is an aggressive little boy, has poor peer relations, is affectively irritable, and has a slew of behavioral and academic problems in the classroom. He fails his academic work as well as expectations (achievement-wise at the basic level for his ...

Solution Summary

The solution provides information, assistance and advise about doing a Virtual Client analysis/diagnosis. Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. Almost 800 words.