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ERIC Number: EJ782637
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
A Rating Scale to Screen Symptoms of Psychiatric Disorders in Children
Scholte, Evert M.; Van Berckelaer-Onnes, Ina; Van der Ploeg, Jan D.
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v23 n1 p47-62 Feb 2008
To be able to offer children with developmental disorders adequate help, professionals working in special needs education must use a screening device to assess the specific psychiatric difficulties of the children. In this paper the psychometric properties of an easy-to-use parental rating scale to screen symptoms of major psychiatric disorders (ADHD, ODD, CD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Depression and Autism) are investigated in a random sample of 2536 Dutch children that were rated by their parents. The internal, inter-rater and test-retest reliabilities all meet the requirements set out for rating scales intend for diagnostic purposes. Parental ratings show a consistent pattern of convergent and divergent validity with CBCL scores. Predictive validity was demonstrated in reference to children receiving mental health services. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands