Practitioner’s Guide to Empirically Based Measures of School Behavior

  • Mary Lou Kelley
  • George H. Noell
  • David Reitman

Part of the AABT Clinical Assessment Series book series (ABCT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-3
  3. Behavior Problems of Children in the School Setting

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. David Reitman, Stephen D. A. Hupp
      Pages 23-36
  4. Assessment Instruments

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Shannon Self-Brown
      Pages 85-98
    3. Stephen D. A. Hupp, David Reitman
      Pages 99-229
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 225-231

About this book


Children’s display of unacceptable behavior in the school setting, school violence, academic underachievement, and school failure represent a cluster of problems that touches all aspects of society. Children with learning and behavior problems are much more likely to be un- ployed, exhibit significant emotional and behavior disorders in adulthood, as well as become incarcerated. For example, by adolescence, children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity D- order are more likely to be retained a grade, drop out of school, have contact with the law, or fair worse along a number of dimensions than their unaffected siblings (Barkely, 1998). Identification, assessment, and treatment of children with externalizing behavior problems and learningdisabilities is critical to optimizing development and prevention of relatively - tractable behavioral and emotional problems in adulthood. For example, poor interpersonal problem solving and social skills excesses and deficits are strongly associated with poor o- come in adolescence and adulthood. The school is where children learn essential academic, social, and impulse control skills that allow them to function effectively in later years. School is where problems in these areas can be most easily identified and addressed. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of assessment practices for evaluating children’s externalizing behavior problems exhibited in the school environment. Reviews of approximately 100 assessment devices for measuring children’s externalizing problems are included. Instruments include structured interviews, rating scales, and observational methods.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mary Lou Kelley
    • 1
  • George H. Noell
    • 1
  • David Reitman
    • 2
  1. 1.Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge
  2. 2.Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-47267-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47934-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1567-8350
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