What is the Connor’s assessment?
The Conners Comprehensive Behaviour Rating Scale (CBRS) is a tool used to gain a better understanding of academic, behavioural and social issues that are seen in young children between ages 6 to 18 years old. It is frequently used to assist in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). If the child presents symptoms of ADHD then usually the parents will have to undergo a CBRS test as well, they will compare and analyze the results, this helps the doctor create a more accurate diagnosis
The CBRS was created to evaluate possible behavioural markers in children from ages to 6-18 comprehensively. These include:
- compulsive actions
- playing up in class
- violent or aggressiveness
- math difficulties
- language difficulties
- fear of separation
- social issues
- emotional anguish
The results are calculated by the psychologist who totals all the areas of the assessments completed by the child, parent and some cases teacher. These scores are standardised by comparing them to the results of children within the same age group. T-scores are the mode of calculation used to analyse children’s behavioural systems and their severity in contrast to other children. T-scores can also be converted into percentile scores. These scores are displayed in visual format including graphs and tables to make it easier to make more accurate judgements.
When T-scores are less than 60 it means your child is in the normal range, however when the scores are above 60, there is possibility of behavioural issues. There are different categories:
- T-scores above 60 indicate there may be an issue, ADHD.
- T-scores from 61 to 70 indicate issues are lightly unusual, or moderately severe.
- T-scores above 70 indicate issues are very unusual, or more severe