There are various assessment instruments for adults to assess for symptoms associated with a diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. However, there are also assessment instruments for children that also assess for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. One assessment instrument that I will discuss in this article is the Child Behavior Checklist. According to wikipedia.org, “The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a widely used caregiver report form identifying problem behavior in children.” This article will describe background information on this specific assessment tool, as well as list various questions used on the Child Behavior Checklist.
Some Background Information On The Child Behavior Checklist
According to icpsr.umich.edu, the following background information can be noted about the Child Behavior Checklist:
The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) was a parent-report questionnaire on which the child was rated on various behavioral and emotional problems. It was first developed by Thomas M. Achenbach and has been one of the most widely-used standardized measures in child psychology for evaluating maladaptive behavioral and emotional problems in preschool subjects aged 2 to 3 or in subjects between the ages of 4 and 18. It assessed internalizing (i.e., anxious, depressive, and overcontrolled) and externalizing (i.e., aggressive, hyperactive, noncompliant, and undercontrolled) behaviors.
Questions On The Child Behavior Checklist
According to aseba.org, the following represent some of the questions on the Child Behavior Checklist:
32. Feels he/she has to be perfect