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Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3)

Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD

A targeted individual assessment of behaviour and emotions for children and adolescents

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Age range: 2 years to 21 years 11 months

Qualification level: C M

Year: 2015

Administration time: 10 to 20 minutes

Administration type: Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring

The BASC-3 is a comprehensive set of rating scales and forms including the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS), Parent Rating Scales (PRS), Self-Report of Personality (SRP), Student Observation System (SOS), and Structured Developmental History (SDH). Together, they help you understand the behaviours and emotions of children and adolescents.

Benefits

  • Uses a multidimensional approach for conducting a comprehensive assessment
  • Strong base of theory and research gives you a thorough set of highly interpretable scales
  • Ideally suited for use in identifying behaviour problems related to DSM 5 and for developing individual behavioural plans
  • Enhanced computer scoring and interpretation provide efficient, extensive reports
  • Updated norms and clinical data reflect current population characteristics
  • Differentiates between hyperactivity and attention problems with one efficient instrument

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An effective way to measure behaviour

Help children thrive in their school and home environments with effective behaviour assessment. The Behavior Assessment System for Children (BASC) holds an exceptional track record for providing a complete picture of a child's behaviour. School and clinical psychologists have depended on BASC for more than 20 years. Now, renowned authors Drs. Cecil Reynolds and Randy Kamphaus present their latest edition of this excellent measure—BASC-3.

BASC-3 provides the most comprehensive set of rating scales. These scales measure areas important for both IDEA and DSM-5 classifications. Best of all, you receive the most extensive view of adaptive and maladaptive behaviour.

Multiple perspectives is the key to measuring behaviour

BASC-3 applies a triangulation method for gathering information. By analysing the child's behaviour from three perspectives—Self, Teacher, and Parent—you get a more complete and balanced picture. Combined, these BASC-3 tools provide one of the most comprehensive systems currently available!

Self Perspective

  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP)

Teacher Perspectives

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS)
  • Student Observation System (SOS)

Parent Perspectives

  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS)
  • Structured Developmental History (SDH)
  • Parenting Relationship Questionnaire (PRQ)

Like its predecessor, BASC-3 brings you the same superb family of tools

Assess behaviour patterns

  • Teacher Rating Scales (TRS)
  • Parent Rating Scales (PRS)
  • Student Observation System (SOS)

Assess emotions and feelings

  • Self-Report of Personality (SRP)

Background information

  • Structured Developmental History (SDH)

Teacher Rating Scales

Use the Teacher Rating Scales (TRS) to measure adaptive and problem behaviours in the preschool or school setting. Teachers or other qualified observers can complete forms at three age levels—preschool (ages 2 to 5), child (ages 6 to 11), and adolescent (ages 12 to 21)—in about 10-20 minutes. The forms describe specific behaviours that are rated on a four-point scale of frequency, ranging from "Never" to "Almost Always." The TRS contains 105-165 items. All clinical and adaptive scales are listed in the chart below. Validity and response set indexes used to help judge the quality of completed forms are also available.

Parent Rating Scales

Use the Parent Rating Scales (PRS) to measure both adaptive and problem behaviours in the community and home setting. Parents or caregivers can complete forms at three age levels—preschool (ages 2 to 5), child (ages 6 to 11), and adolescent (ages 12 to 21)—in about 10-20 minutes. The PRS contains 139-175 items and uses a four-choice response format. All clinical and adaptive scales are listed in the chart below. Validity and response set indexes used to help judge the quality of completed forms are also available.

Self-Report of Personality

The Self-Report of Personality (SRP) provides insight into a child's or adult's thoughts and feelings. Each form—child (ages 8 to 11), adolescent (ages 12 to 21), college (ages 18 to 25)—includes validity scales for helping judge the quality of completed forms. The SRP takes about 30 minutes to complete.