Assessing Children and Adolescents

  • Cynthia A. Erdley
  • Douglas W. Nangle
  • Alana M. Burns
  • Lauren J. Holleb
  • Amy J. Kaye
Part of the ABCT Clinical Assessment Series book series (ABCT)


When assessing the social skills of children and adolescents, researchers and practitioners tend to pursue several goals. Typically, the first goal is to identify those who are in need of intervention due to particular social skill deficits or behavioral excesses. The second goal of assessment is to determine the specific social skills, as well as the particular problematic social situations, that should be targeted for intervention. Following the implementation of social skills training, the third goal of assessment is to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention (Bierman, 2004; Inderbitzen, 1994).


Social Skill Social Competence Relational Aggression Social Skill Training Social Skill Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia A. Erdley
    • 1
  • Douglas W. Nangle
    • 1
  • Alana M. Burns
    • 1
  • Lauren J. Holleb
    • 1
  • Amy J. Kaye
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of MaineOronoUSA

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