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Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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Date: Latest Version


  • Robert A. AltmannAffiliated withA-PsychEd Publication Services Email author 
  • , Cecil R. ReynoldsAffiliated withEmeritus, Texas A&M University
  • , Randy W. KamphausAffiliated withCollege of Education, The University of Oregon
  • , Kimberly J. VannestAffiliated withDepartment of Educational Psychology, Texas A&M University


The Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3; Reynolds and Kamphaus 2015) is a multimethod, multidimensional system of related instruments that can be used to conduct a comprehensive assessment of behavioral and emotional functioning of children, adolescents, and young adults aged 2–25 years. The BASC-3 is a multimethod in that it has the following components, which may be used individually or in any combination:
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    A Teacher Rating Scale (TRS) and a Parent Rating Scale (PRS) that gather multiple perspectives of observable behavior across settings and raters, using age-appropriate forms

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    A Self-Report of Personality (SRP) that a child, adolescent, or young adult can use to describe his or her behaviors, emotions, and self-perceptions

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    A Structured Developmental History (SDH) form that provides information about the course of development and family history that are important to make accurate diagnosis

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    A Student Observation System (SOS) form that can be us ...

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