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What it Measures

Treatment effectiveness or how well a child with autism is doing over time.

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“I. Speech/Language Communication (14 items);
II. Sociability (20 items);
III. Sensory/ Cognitive Awareness (18 items);
IV. Health/Physical/Behavior (25 items).”

Number of Items
77

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.autism.org/autism-treatment-evaluation-checklist/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Broad survey of the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
Clinical Scales on the TRS and PRS include Aggression, Anxiety, Attention Problems, Atypicality, Conduct Problems, Depression, Hyperactivity, Learning Problems, Somatization, and Withdrawal. Adaptive Scales on the TRS and PRS include Activities of Daily Living, Adaptability, Functional Communication, Leadership, Social Skills, and Study Skills. Content Scales include: Anger Control, Bullying, Developmental Social Disorders, Emotional Self-Control, Executive Functioning, Negative Emotionality, and Resiliency. Several Probability, Impairment, and Executive Functioning Indexes are also available, including the Clinical Probability Index, EBD Probability Index, Autism Probability Index, ADHD Probability Index, Functional Impairment Index, Executive Functioning Indexes (Problem-Solving, Attentional Control, Behavioral Control, Emotional Control, and Overall).

Number of Items
Approx. 105-150, depending on version

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Behavior/Comprehensive/Behavior-Assessment-System-for-Children-%7C-Third-Edition-/p/100001402.html

Reviewer Notes
Ages 2-21 (TRC and PRS); 6 to college (SRP)

 

What it Measures

Executive function in home and school environments.

Minimum Age
5

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
Three index scores for Behavior Regulation, Emotion Regulation, and Cognitive Regulation, which are broken down further into subscales.

Number of Items
86

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.wpspublish.com/brief-2-behavior-rating-inventory-of-executive-function-second-edition

Reviewer Notes
The BRIEF-A is for adults, 18-90.

 

What it Measures

Behavioral and emotional problems in children/adolescents; sometimes used as diagnostic screener.

Minimum Age
1.5

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“Composite Scores:
-Internalizing Problems
-Externalizing Problems
Total Social Competence:
-Activities
-Social
-School
Syndrome Scales:
-Anxious/Depressed
-Withdrawn/Depressed
-Somatic Complaints
-Social Problem
-Thought Problems
-Attention Problems
-Rule-Breaking Behavior
-Aggressive Behavior
DSM-Oriented Scales:
-Affective Problems
-Anxiety Problems
-Somatic Problems
-Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems
-Oppositional Defiant Problems
-Conduct Problems”

Number of Items
~113

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://web.archive.org/web/20130807032716/http://www.aseba.org/ordering/howtoorder.html

Reviewer Notes
Different forms depending on who is completing the measure (TRF for teachers; YSR for self-report)

 

What it Measures

Wide range of behavioral, emotional, social, and academic issues in youth. Scales also included to assess DSM diagnostic criteria.

Minimum Age
?

Maximum Age
?

Domains/Subscales
“10 DSM-IV-TR Symptom Scales:
-ADHD Inattentive Type
-ADHD Hyperactive/Impulsive Type
-Conduct Disorder
-Oppositional Defiant Disorder
-Major Depressive Episode
-Manic Episode
-Generalized Anxiety Disorder
-Separation Anxiety Disorder
-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
-Social Phobia
7 Content Scales:
-Emotional Distress
-Aggressive Behaviors
-Academic Difficulties
-Hyperactivity/Impulsivity
-Separation Fears
-Violence Potential
-Physical Symptoms”

Number of Items
117

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.statisticssolutions.com/conners-comprehensive-behavior-rating-scales-cbrs/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

ADHD symptoms. The 10 best predictive items differentiating kids with ADHD from the general population, from Conners’ Rating Scales–Revised, parent and teacher rating scales.

Minimum Age
6

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“Subscales:
-Restless-Impulsivity
-Emotional Liability
-Conners 3GI Total”

Number of Items
10

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://aznaturalhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/CGI-Parent-Form.pdf

Reviewer Notes

 

 

What it Measures

Thorough assessment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its most common comorbid problems and disorders in children and adolescents.

Minimum Age
6

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“(CPRS-Revised) seven-factor model
Cognitive Problems, Oppositional, Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, Anxious-Shy, Perfectionism, Social Problems, and Psychosomatic.
(CTRS-Revised) six-factor structure
Hyperactivity-Impulsivity, Perfectionism, Inattention/Cognitive Problems, Social Problems, Oppositionality, and Anxious/Shy factors.”

Number of Items
“Full length form: 99 items
Short forms: 45 items for parent-report, 41 items for teacher-report or self report”

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
“https://storefront.mhs.com/collections/conners-3

https://www.pearsonassessments.com/store/usassessments/en/Store/Professional-Assessments/Behavior/Comprehensive/Conners-3rd-Edition/p/100000523.html?tab=overview”

Reviewer Notes
“6-18 (parent or teacher report)
8-18 (youth self-report)”

What it Measures

Callous and unemotional traits in youth.

Minimum Age
3

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“3 Subscales:
-Callousness
-Unemotional
-Uncaring”

Number of Items
24

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
http://labs.uno.edu/developmental-psychopathology/ICU.html

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Screener to assess total “psychosocial dysfunction”.

Minimum Age
11

Maximum Age
23

Domains/Subscales
Attention Subscale; Anxiety/Depression (Internalizing) Subscale; Conduct (Externalizing) Subscale

Number of Items
35 or 17

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
http://psc.partners.org/psc_order.htm; https://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/treatments-and-services/pediatric-symptom-checklist

Reviewer Notes
In addition to the original 35-item parent-reported questionnaire, there are translations into more than two dozen other languages, a youth self-report, a pictorial version and a shorter 17-item version for both parents and youth. As with all screening measures, this measure should not be used to assess change over time.

 

What it Measures

Dimensions of aggression in youth.

Minimum Age
10

Maximum Age
18

Domains/Subscales
“4 Dimensions of Aggression
-Reactive Overt
-Reactive Relational
-Proactive Overt
-Proactive Relational”

Number of Items
40 (brief version has 20 items)

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://sites01.lsu.edu/faculty/pfricklab/pcs/

Reviewer Notes

 

 

What it Measures

Brief assessment questionnaire for a range of youth mental health problems and prosocial behavior.

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“Total Difficulties Score
5 Scales:
-Emotional Symptoms
-Conduct Problems
-Hyperactivity/Inattention
-Peer Relationship Problems
-Prosocial Behavior
Impact Supplement”

Number of Items
“25 (not including impact supplement)”

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://www.sdqinfo.com/

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Frequency and severity of disruptive behaviors in school settings, as well as the extent to which teachers find the behavior troublesome.

Minimum Age
2

Maximum Age
16

Domains/Subscales
the SESBI-R is designed for completion by teachers and assesses the child’s or adolescent’s behavior at school.

Number of Items

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.parinc.com/Products/Pkey/97

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Cognitive strengths and weaknesses in five domains; aids in treatment planning.

Minimum Age
4

Maximum Age
21

Domains/Subscales
“Thinking Skills Categories
‘-Language and Communication
-Attention and Working Memory
-Emotion – and Self-Regulation
-Cognitive Flexibility
-Social Thinking”

Number of Items
27

Free or Cost
Free

Website for More Information
https://19xpb73glq559i6li1ymlud1-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/TSI_research-10.2014.pdf

Reviewer Notes

 

What it Measures

Designed to measure adaptive behavior and functioning of individuals.

Minimum Age
0

Maximum Age
90

Domains/Subscales
“5 Main Domains with subdomains (Add for composite adaptive behavior score):
-Communication (Receptive, Expressive, Written)
-Daily Living Skills (Personal, Domestic, Community)
-Socialization (Interpersonal Relationships, Play and Leisure Time, Coping Skills)
-Motor Skills (Gross Motor, Fine Motor)
-Maladaptive Behaviors (Maladaptive Behavior Index, Maladaptive Behavior Critical Items, Adaptive Behavior Composite)”

Number of Items

Free or Cost
$

Website for More Information
https://www.ualberta.ca/community-university-partnership/media-library/community-university-partnership/resources/tools—assessment/vinelandjune-2012.pdf

Reviewer Notes
20 – 60 minutes (depending on interview format or rating form)

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