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The Conners 3rd Edition (Conners 3?), Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales (Conners CBRS?), and Conners Early Childhood (Conners EC?) are sophisticated tools for the assessment of behavioral, emotional, social, academic, and developmental issues in children and adolescents. Authored by Elizabeth Sparrow, who was mentored by Keith Conners and worked closely with him on the Conners assessments, Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments? offers a comprehensive and user-friendly guide for mental health professionals who need to understand and apply results from these Conners assessments in educational, clinical, and research settings.

Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, this book is designed to help busy mental health practitioners, and those in training, quickly acquire the knowledge and skills they need to make optimal use of major psychological assessment instruments. Each chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered.

The best practical guide to the Conners 3?, Conners CBRS?, and Conners EC?, Essentials of Conners Behavior Assessments? provides instruction for rating scale selection, administration, scoring, and interpretation, and advanced approaches to analyzing results, integrating findings from multiple Conners assessments, and evaluating response to intervention.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470346334
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Essentials of Psychological Assessment Series , #67
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth P. Sparrow, PhD, is a pediatric neuropsychologist residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. In addition to serving as the primary clinical consultant for the Conners 3, Conners CBRS, and Conners EC, she coauthored the Conners Adult ADHD Rating Scales (CAARS). Her publications, presentations, training seminars, and individual neuropsychological reports reflect her dedication to improving assessment and intervention planning.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface xi

1 Overview 1

2 Administration of the Conners Assessments 73

3 Scoring the Conners Assessments 107

4 Interpretation of the Conners Assessments 147

5 Strengths and Weaknesses of the Conners Assessments 206

6 Clinical Applications of the Conners Assessments 217

7 Illustrative Case Reports 269

Appendix A Acronyms and Abbreviations Used in Conners Assessments 362

Appendix B Calculating a Confidence Interval (CI) for Conners Assessments 364

Appendix C Sample Tables for Reports 365

Appendix D Calculating Conners CI Indicator Scores from Full-Length Conners CBRS? Form 372

References 386

Annotated Bibliography 388

About the Author 390

About the Contributors 391

Index 393

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