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Essentials of Behavioral Assessment

ISBN: 978-0-471-35367-6
195 pages
March 2002
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidently administer, score, and interpret behavioral assessment tests

Behavioral assessment tests analyze and assess a broad range of behavioral problems found among children and adolescents, including hyperactivity, impulsivity, and ADHD. To use these tests properly, professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidance on how to administer, score, and interpret them. Cowritten by leading experts in the behavioral assessment field and the creators of the BASC (Behavioral Assessment System for Children), Essentials of Behavioral Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health professionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Behavioral Assessment is the first book to provide state-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines to using the BASC, CRS-R (Conners' Rating Scales-Revised), and CBCL (Achenbach Child Behavior Checklists), the leading and most highly recognized behavioral assessment tests used in the field. The authors also offer expert assessment of the tests' merits and include classroom observations.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Approaches to Standardized Behavioral Assessment.
Chapter 2. Merits of the Inventories.
Chapter 3. The Behavior Assessment System for Children.
Chapter 4. The Child Behavior Checklist and Related Instruments.
Chapter 5. Conners' Rating Scales-Revised.
Chapter 6. Classroom Observations
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Author Information

MICHAEL C. RAMSAY, PhD, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

CECIL R. REYNOLDS, PhD, ABPN, ABPP, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

R. W. KAMPHAUS, PhD, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • Drs. Reynolds and Kamphaus are leading figures in the behavioral assessment field, and created the BASC.
  • Part of the popular Essentials of Psychological Assessment series
  • Features quick-reference boxes, case examples, and "Test Yourself" questions
  • Practical, step-by-step guide to using these tests effectively.
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