(CBCL, TRF, YSR, SCICA,
Adults (OABCL, OASR)
(Ages 1½-5) Assessments
see Observational Assessment of Children (TOF)
forms and profiles span ages 1½-5 years. The forms
obtain parents, daycare providers' and teachers' ratings
of 99 problem items plus descriptions of problems, disabilities,
what concerns parents or respondent most about the child,
and the best things about the child.
based syndromes scored from the CBCL/1½-5 and C-TRF
reflect actual patterns of problems derived from factor analyses
that were coordinated between the two instruments. The CBCL/1½-5
also has a Sleep Problems syndrome. Both forms have parallel
Internalizing, Externalizing, and Total Problems scales and
a Stress Problems scale.
on over 27,000 CBCLs and C-TRFs from 24 societies, the ADM
Module for Ages 1½-5 with Multicultural Options scores
problem scales with norms for societies that have relatively
low problem scores (Group 1 societies), intermediate scores
(Group 2), or high scores (Group 3). Select societies by name
or select Group 1, 2, or 3 norms for profiles of syndrome,
Externalizing, and Total Problems scales.
You can also
select norms for displaying scale scores in cross-informant bar
graphs for up to 8 CBCLs and C-TRFs per child. Scores from each
form can even be displayed in relation to more than one set of norms;
e.g., display scores from a CBCL completed by an immigrant parent
with norms for the parents home society and the host society.
You can then see whether scores are clinically deviant according
to either or both sets of norms.
Supplement to the Manual for the ASEBA Preschool Forms and Profiles
fully documents construction of the multicultural norms for the
CBCL/1½-5 and C-TRF. The Supplement illustrates multicultural
scoring, cross-informant comparisons, and practical applications
in school, mental health, medical, and forensic contexts. The Supplement
also reports multicultural findings for confirmatory factor analyses,
internal consistencies, cross-informant correlations, and distributions
of scale scores. Updates are provided for the Language Development
Survey (LDS) of the CBCL/1½-5. Research guidelines and extensive
reviews of research on the instruments are also provided, plus a
bibliography of over 300 publications reporting their use with young
Development Survey (LDS)
valuable feature of the CBCL/1½-5 is the LDS, which uses
parents reports to assess childrens expressive vocabularies
and word combinations, as well as risk factors for language delays.
Developed by Dr. Leslie Rescorla, the LDS has been used in numerous
studies of language problems. (For references, see the Bibliography
of Published Studies Using the ASEBA) Based on our national normative
sample, the LDS indicates whether a childs vocabulary and
word combinations are delayed relative to norms for ages 18-35 months.
The LDS can be completed for language-delayed older children for
comparison with norms up to 35 months.
CBCL 1½-5-LDS and C-TRF Scales
Scales: Emotionally Reactive; Anxious/Depressed; Somatic Complaints;
Withdrawn; Sleep Problems (CBCL only); Attention Problems; Aggressive
profile of DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)-oriented scales,
which comprise CBCL/1½-5-LDS and C-TRF items that experienced
psychiatrists and psychologists from many cultures rated as being
very consistent with DSM-5 diagnostic categories.
Scales: Depressive Problems; Anxiety Problems; Pervasive Developmental
Problems; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Problems; Oppositional
In 2000, we
revised the Child Behavior Checklist/2-3 (CBCL/2-3) and Caregiver-Teacher
Report Form (C-TRF) to span ages 1½-5. Two items in the CBCL/2-3
that were unscored or rare were replaced on the CBCL/1½-5/LDS
with items that sharpen assessment of important syndromes:51. Overweight
was replaced by 51. Shows panic for no good reason and 79.
Stores up things was replaced by 79. Rapid shifts between
sadness and excitement.