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Class presentation for the Behavior Assessment System for Children

Deborah Polak

on 27 March 2011

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Transcript of BASC-2

Behavior Assessemnt System for Children, Second Edition (BASC-2) By Deborah Polak Population:
Ages 2:0-21:11(TRS and PRS);
8:0-25.0 (SRP). Administering Time:
10-20 Minutes (TRS and PRS),
30 minutes (SRP) Scores/Interpretation Steps to Administering
Select the Rater
Establish Rapport
Give Instructions
Complete the record Form
Check the Completed Form Reliability: Validity:
Good Norms:
Good Purpose:
To aid in the identification
and differential diagnosis of emotional/behavioral
disorders in children and adolescents.
Differential Diagnosis
Treatment Plans Description Authors: Cecil R. Reynolds and Randy W. Kamphaus(2004) Strengths and Weaknesses
The BASC-2 is a multimethod, multidimentional system
used to evaluate the behavior and self perceptions of
children and young adults ages 2-25.

The behavioral assessment tool is designed to assess
numerous aspects of an individual's adaptive and
maladaptive behavior, and is used in evaluating
individuals with cognitive, emotional or learning disabilities.

The BASC-2 includes Five Main Measure of Behavior: 1. Teacher Rating Scale (TRS)- Three forms by age: 2-5 (100 questions),
6-11, and 12-21(139 questions)

2. Parent Rating Scale(PRS)- Same as above.

3. Self-Report of Personality(SRP)- Starts at age 8

4. Structured Developmental History(SDH)- Interview or questionnaire

5. Student Observation System(SOS) Three parts: Beahvior Key and checklist,
Time Sampling of Behavior, Teacher's Interaction. Based on the latest U.S. Census population characteristics,
with general and clinical norm data provides.

No Norms for SDH and SOS Moderate to good. Validity good for use in clinical diagnosis
and educational classification.

No evidence for treatment plans
and program evaluations.

Three indexes used to try to control threats to validity:
F- excessive negative
L- excessive positive
V- implausible statements TRS and PRS use 4 point response format:

N for Never,
S for Sometimes,
O for Often and
A for Almost Always.
They are assigned points values respectively of O, 1, 2 and 3.

SRP uses 2 point response (True/False) and 4 point format. Composite scales: good

Internalizing composites, especially for the very young,
have lower reliability coefficients.

High to low: Test-retest and Interrater reliability
Highest test-retest correlations: Hyperactivity, Agression, Atypicality,
Withdrawal, and Attention problems. Pros:
Integrated approach across multiple informants.
Comprehensive protrayal of child's strengths and weaknesses.

It measures a limited number of psychopathology and personality domains.
It's structure makes comparisons of the SRP, PRS & TRS difficult.
Limited validity information about applicability with preschoolers.

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