Reynolds Child Depression Scale–2nd Edition (RCDS-2) & Reynolds Child Depression Scale–2nd Edition: Short Form (RCDS-2:SF)

Author(s) : William M. Reynolds

Publisher : PAR


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Purpose: Measure depressive symptoms in children in Grades 2-6

Age: 7-13 years

Time: RCDS-2: 10-15 minutes; RCDS-2:SF: 2-3 minutes

Format: Online

Designed to screen for depression in children, the Reynolds Child Depression Scale–2nd Edition (RCDS-2) retains the 30 items used in the original measure but presents updated normative data.

Children are asked to answer questions about how they have been feeling during the past 2 weeks, with all items worded in the present tense to elicit current symptoms status.

Key Features

  • Now appropriate for children ages 7-13 years
  • No scoring key is needed—the RCDS-2 form is presented in a convenient carbonless form. All scoring and administration information is presented in the Test Booklet
  • Maps onto the symptoms of depressive disorders outlined in the DSM-IV™
  • Critical items are clearly marked on the scoring sheet, alerting you that your client may need immediate attention
  • All items are presented in a 4- or 5-point rating scale format, making them easy for children to answer
  • A clinical cutoff score helps you to determine whether a child should be referred for further assistance

Reynolds Child Depression Scale–2nd Edition: Short Form (RCDS-2:SF)

The RCDS-2:SF includes 11 of the 30 RCDS-2 items but features many of the critical items from the full version.

The short form can be administered in just 2 to 3 minutes and can help you determine whether your client should be administered the full RCDS-2.

Both assessments are available online via PARiConnect. All PARiConnect purchases made directly through ACER include dedicated local support. Contact our Customer Service Team to set up your account today.

Hard-copy materials available by request.

William M. Reynolds

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