ERIC Number: EJ1044864
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Assessing Psychosocial Impairment in Children and Adolescents: A Review of the Barkley Functional Impairment Scale (BFIS)
McGill, Ryan J.
Contemporary School Psychology, v18 n4 p255-260 Dec 2014
Appraising psychosocial impairment is an essential enterprise of diagnostic decision-making in the field of school psychology. Despite its importance, few practitioners utilize systematic procedures when engaging in this process, despite the fact that a number of impairment measures and scales have been developed specifically for this purpose. The function of this article is to evaluate the technical properties of the Barkley Functional Impairment Scale for Children and Adolescents (BFIS; Barkley 2012) as well as its potential utility to be utilized by clinicians within school-based settings. Prior to this review, a brief examination of the impairment literature will be conducted in order to provide a richer context for the current evaluation.
Descriptors: Children, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Mental Disorders, Norm Referenced Tests, School Psychology, Diagnostic Tests
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