Purpose: Multi-informant assessment of children’s functioning and responses to interventions (RTIs)
Age: 6-18 years
Format: Online or Scoring Software
The Brief Problem Monitor 6-18 (BPM 6-18) forms are completed by parents, teachers, or youths in 1-2 minutes to rate functioning over user-selected periods of days, weeks, or months. The items are from the CBCL/6-18, TRF, and YSR.
They are scored on Internalizing (INT), Attention Problems (ATT), Externalizing (EXT), and Total Problems (TOT) scales.
Scale scores cannot be properly interpreted without considering scores obtained by a child’s peers, as rated by particular kinds of informants. For each scale, the BPM software displays T scores and percentiles based on norms for the child’s gender, age group, and the type of informant (parent, teacher, youth).
Based on multicultural data from many societies, the BPM enables users to select norms appropriate for raters from different societies. T scores >65 (>93rd percentile for the relevant norm group) are marked on the bar graphs and trajectories as being high enough to be of concern. In addition to providing scale scores, the BPM software alerts users to scores that are high enough to be of concern.
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