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Myers, Carl L. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Behavior rating scales are popular assessment tools but more research is needed on the preschool versions of the instruments, particularly with referred samples of preschoolers. This study examined the comparability of results from parent ratings on the preschool versions of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL/1.5-5, Achenbach & Rescorla, 2000)…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Behavior Rating Scales, Check Lists
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Hanchon, Timothy A.; Allen, Ryan A. – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
From its inception as a disability category in the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, serving students under the special education category Emotional Disturbance (ED) has been a challenging task for school psychologists. In particular, the vague and ambiguous federal definition has created an environment in which inconsistent assessment…
Descriptors: Disability Identification, Emotional Disturbances, School Psychologists, Evaluation Methods
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Magyar, Caroline I.; Pandolfi, Vincent – Psychology in the Schools, 2012
Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) present unique programming challenges to school personnel because of the wide variability of clinical symptoms and the high rates of emotional and/or behavior disorders (EBD) that can affect learning outcomes. Currently, there is little empirically based guidance to assist in determining the support…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Behavior Disorders, Intervention, School Personnel
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Ceballos, Peggy L.; Bratton, Sue C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
This randomized, controlled study examined the effectiveness of Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) in school settings with 48 low-income Latino immigrant parents whose children were identified with behavioral concerns. Results from a 2 (group) x 2 (measures) split plot analysis of variance indicated that parents who participated in 11 weeks…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Stress Management, Child Behavior, Parent Child Relationship
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Morrison, Mary O.; Bratton, Sue C. – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Head Start teachers and their aides (n = 24) were assigned to either the experimental or active control treatment in this preliminary investigation on the effects of Child Teacher Relationship Training (CTRT) on 52 disadvantaged preschool children identified with behavioral problems. CTRT is based on the principles and procedures of Child Parent…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Behavior Problems, Investigations, Early Intervention
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Myers, Carl L.; Bour, Jennifer L.; Sidebottom, Kristina J.; Murphy, Sara B.; Hakman, Melissa – Psychology in the Schools, 2010
Broad-band or multidimensional behavior-rating scales are common tools for evaluating children. Two popular behavior-rating scales, the Behavior Assessment System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2; Reynolds & Kamphaus, 2004) and the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL; Achenbach & Rescorla, 2000), have undergone downward extensions so that…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Child Behavior, Rating Scales, Classification
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McDermott, Paul A.; Steinberg, Carrie M.; Angelo, Lauren E. – Psychology in the Schools, 2005
In this article we examine the ability of contextual information to enhance assessment of behavior problems in schools. Capitalizing on the multisituational structure of the Adjustment Scales for Children and Adolescents, exploratory and confirmatory analyses with a representative national sample (N = 1,400, ages 5-17 years) revealed three unique…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Hyperactivity, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Merydith, Scott P.; Prout, H. Thompson; Blaha, John – Psychology in the Schools, 2003
This study investigated the relationship between the Child Behavior Checklist/4-18 (CBCL/4-18) and two modified measures of social desirability, the Marlowe-Crowne Social Desirability Scale and the Edwards Social Desirability Scale with a sample of 65 parents of normal children from grades K-7. Results from correlational and multiple regression…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Measures (Individuals), Check Lists, Social Desirability
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Pryor, Colin W.; And Others – Psychology in the Schools, 1989
Students (N=738) from grades one-five who exhibited behavior problems were assessed for behavioral disturbance using the Teacher's Report Form of the Child Behavior Checklist. Data were analyzed to assess the form's internal consistency, accuracy in discriminating disturbed and nondisturbed students, and validity in terms of grade repetition and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Check Lists, Comparative Analysis, Construct Validity