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  • Topic: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale, Psychometrics
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Instrument |Summary |Procedures |Reliability/ Validity Data |Age Range |Assessment Strengths and Weaknesses | |Conner’s |The Conner’s assessment is the result of many years of massive research and progress The Conner’s assessment can be used by many professionals such as: Teachers, Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, child protection organizations, and emotional health personnel. The Conner’s provides a comprehensive assessment of ADHD and now addresses many other disorders such as: Conduct Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder The Conner’s has well-defined applications for clinical settings which can help to identify children who have behavioral difficulties (Conner, 2013). |The Conner’s is an assessment which can be utilized to attain a teacher’s observations about their student’s behavior in the classroom setting. This assessment was designed to evaluate Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Conner’s can offer information to help guide assessment decisions. The Conner also supplies information on a teacher's assessment of a child and they compare to other children. It also provides professionals with scales and subscales to evaluate a child (Conner, 2013). |The Conner’s assessment has three parts to it. There are three unique questionnaires. The first one is designed explicitly for a child’s parent to complete. The second questionnaire is designed for a teacher to complete and the third questionnaire is filled out by the child who is being evaluated. After all the questionnaires have been completed a pediatrician or psychiatrist will look over the results of the three questionnaires. If a pediatrician or psychiatrist discovers that the child has ADHD, the professional will then have a conversation with the child, and ask the child numerous questions. Sometimes the professional who evaluated the questionnaires may want to have a conversation with the child’s teacher as well. A child is not diagnosed with ADHD solely from the outcomes of the Connors assessment (Rajogopalan, 2013).

|Reliability and Validity data was different for such consistency as split-half and test-rest. Based on a sample of 520 situations, Conner’s split-half computations were unclear with no observable pattern. Accuracy supporting the Conner’s assessment’s capability to distinguish among clinical and nonclinical groups showed convincing validity (Conner, 2013). |The age range for the Conner’s Assessment is 6-18 (Conner, 2013). |The Connors assessment is a way to assess hyperactivity in individuals. The Connors test should never be utilized as the exclusive instrument to diagnose a child. The Connors test may be applied in follow-up checks. Parents and teachers periodically should be rating the behavior of their child with the use of the Conner Assessment. This assessment can help to demonstrate whether or not an ADHD treatment is successful. Connors rating scales are currently not available to the general public. The rating scales have to be purchased by a qualified buyer (ADHD, n.d.). | |Ahcenbachs |The Achenbach Behavior Checklist was created by Thomas M. Achenbach and Craig Edelbrock. This assessment helps to decide whether a child has behavioral problems and if the child has social competence. This test concentrates on the way children conduct themselves the way they interrelate with other children and grown-ups. The test may be utilized by an evaluator or it may be taken independently. This assessment includes a statement from the child’s parents about the child (Tomlinson, 2013).

|The behavioral section in the test is completed on a scale of 1-3 and from true to false. The teacher, parent or the child can evaluate the different behavioral problems which are possible in the child based on the replies to the questions. The behavior section of the test is intended to assess characteristics in a child's personality. These attributes include anxiety, depression,...
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