Evaluating Older Pre-Adoptive Foster Children

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Abstract

It is useful for professional psychologists being called to assess children awaiting adoption to have an outline for a comprehensive evaluation. This article discusses the methods and procedures for performing thorough and systematic psychological assessment of post-infancy-aged pre-adoptive children. Included are suggestions for locating pertinent information about the child, recommendations for the test battery, and a comprehensive list of suggestions for particular areas to be addressed in the test report, including specific issues pertinent to the child's mental health and future well-being.

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