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Behavioral Interview

Description of the Strategy

The behavioral interview is a hallmark among assessment measures in children. Indeed, most clinicians initiate the assessment process with the implementation of the behavioral interview, as the results of this procedure often act to guide the decision-making process involved in choosing which strategies will be included in the assessment battery. The content and general tone of the interview will vary depending on the nature of the presenting problem, the child's developmental level, and overall purpose of the interview, among other factors. Along these lines, most interviews can be classified as unstructured, semistructured, and structured.

In the unstructured interview with the target child, or significant other, the content and guidelines dictating the interviewer's method of responding are at the discretion ...

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