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Emotional and Behavioral Evaluations

Assessing behavioral and emotional problems is important for developing successful interventions. Conducting behavioral assessments is one of the most common ways to measure problem areas for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

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Behavior Assessment System For Children – Second Edition (BASC-2)

Emotional and Behavioral

The Behavior Assessment System for Children – Second Edition (BASC-2; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) is a comprehensive tool that provides information about a child’s behaviors and emotions.

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Behavior Rating Profile – Second Edition (BRP-2)

Emotional and Behavioral

The Behavior Rating Profile – Second Edition (BRP-2; Brown & Hammill, 1990) measures problem behaviors of children aged 6 through 18 years.

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Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL)

Emotional and Behavioral

The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; Achenbach & Edelbrock, 1983) measures a broad range of behavioral and emotional problems and is widely used for clinical and research purposes. Achenbach and Edelbrock (1983) conducted a factor analysis to develop 118 items measuring problem behavior for children and adolescents.

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Conners’ Rating Scales – Third Edition (Conners-3)

Emotional and Behavioral

The Conners’ Rating Scales– Third Edition (Conners-3; Conners, 2008) is an assessment for children ages 6 to 18 years; it is designed as a thorough assessment of ADHD and comorbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder. The components of the Conners-3 are available in paper-and-pencil or computerized formats.

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Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI)

Emotional and Behavioral

The Pervasive Developmental Disorder Behavior Inventory (PDDBI; Cohen & Sudhalter, 2005) is an age-normed instrument that assesses problem behaviors of children ages 2 to 12 years with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) (classical AU, AS, PDD-NOS [pervasive developmental disorders–not otherwise specified], or childhood disintegrative disorder) as defined by the DSM-IV.

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