Monday, 16 May 2022

The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF)[62]

The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF) [62]

 Is a rating scale designed to assess social competence and problem behaviour in children with developmental disabilities? There are parent and teacher versions of the scale, which has 76 items altogether, with 10 positive social items before the 66 problem items. Parents are also invited to mention special circumstances which may have affected the child’s behaviour in the last month. The age range for the NCBRF is 3 to 16 years.


Participants at the Discussion Day, who particularly appreciated that the items also examined this tool, included some which applied to ASD. However, participants thought some items were poorly worded (e.g. “resisted provocation”), several were not relevant to children in the age range up to 6 years (including items such as “feels worthless or inferior”) and some items would be typical for a 3-year-old (e.g. “runs away from adults”). We used this tool in one intervention evaluation study [36] in the review.

 

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