Essentials of Behavioral Assessment
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Quickly acquire the knowledge and skills you need to confidentlyadminister, score, and interpret behavioral assessment tests

Behavioral assessment tests analyze and assess a broad range ofbehavioral problems found among children and adolescents, includinghyperactivity, impulsivity, and ADHD. To use these tests properly,professionals need an authoritative source of advice and guidanceon how to administer, score, and interpret them. Cowritten byleading experts in the behavioral assessment field and the creatorsof the BASC (Behavioral Assessment System for Children), Essentialsof Behavioral Assessment is that source.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessmentseries, this book is designed to help busy mental healthprofessionals quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need tomake optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments.Each concise chapter features numerous callout boxes highlightingkey concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material,as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce yourgrasp of the information covered.

Essentials of Behavioral Assessment is the first book to providestate-of-the-art interpretive and administrative guidelines tousing the BASC, CRS-R (Conners' Rating Scales-Revised), and CBCL(Achenbach Child Behavior Checklists), the leading and most highlyrecognized behavioral assessment tests used in the field. Theauthors also offer expert assessment of the tests' merits andinclude classroom observations.

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MICHAEL C. RAMSAY, PhD, Texas A&M University, CollegeStation, Texas.

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

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


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