Conners Early Childhood Scoring Software Kit

C. Keith Conners, Ph.D.

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About the Author

Keith Conners has has an extraordinary career as an academic, clinician, researcher, lecturer, author, editor-in-chief, and administrator. His dedication to the study of ADHD and other childhood problems has propelled him to the forefront of his field. He has written several books on attention deficit disorders and neuropsychology an hundreds of journal articles and book chapters based on his research regarding the effects of food additives, nutrition, stimulant drugs, diagnosis, and dimensional syndromes. He is truly an asset to the field of psychology.

Conners Early Childhood Scoring Software Kit (Conners EC™ Manual, Scoring Software Program (USB Key; Software Kit Only), 25 Parent/Teacher Forms). Minimum requirements: Pentium III processor, Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. 512 MB of memory, 500 MB of disk space, and a USB port. Age range 2 - 6. Takes less than 25 minutes to administer. Child psychologists, clinicians, pediatricians and chid psychiatrists rely on the Conners Early Childhood (Conners EC™) to identify when early intervention is required. In addition to early identification of behavioral, social and emotional problems the Conners EC™ also measures whether or not the child is meeting major developmental milestones (Adaptive Skills, Communication, Motor Skills, Play and Pre-Academic/Cognitive).

This multi-informant (parent and teacher/childcare provider) assessment allows for easy comparison across raters. It has clear and direct links to the individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 20014 (IDEA 2004).

• Age Range: 2-6 years
• Time: Less than 25 minutes
• Restricted Use: Level B-requires that the user has completed graduate-level courses in tests and measurement at a university or has received equivalent documented training.

Behavior Scales

• Inattention/Hyperactivity • Oppositional/Aggressive Behaviors
• Anxiety
• Social Functioning/Atypical Behaviors
• Mood and Affect
• Physical Symptoms

Developmental Milestones
• Adaptive Skills
• Communication
• Motor Skills
• Play
• Pre-Academic/Cognitive

Conners Early Childhood Report Forms
Parent—191 items Teacher—187 items
Used in initial evaluations, these Forms can also be used for follow-up evaluation and treatment monitoring. They include all of the items from the Behavior Scales, Developmental Milestones Scales, Other Clinical Indicators and Additional Questions. Parent Forms and Teacher/Childcare Provider Forms are available.

Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones Forms
Parent—81 items Teacher—75 items
These forms are helpful for follow-up, when there are concerns regarding attainment of milestones. They include Developmental Milestone Items, Impairment Items and Additional Questions.

Conners Early Childhood Behavior Forms
Parent—115 items Teacher—75 items
These forms are useful when there are concerns regarding a child's behavior only, and all other developmental milestones are appropriately met. They are appropriate for initial evaluations, but can also be used to monitor progress. These forms include all of the Behavior Scale Items, Other Clinical Indicators, Conners Early Childhood Global Index, Validity Scales, Impairment Items and Additional Questions.

Conners Early Childhood Behavior Short Forms
Parent—49 items Teacher—49 items
These forms are useful when administration of the full-length Behavior version is not possible, or practical, due to limited time, or when multiple administrations over time are desired. In addition to the short (49 items) subset of Behavior items, these forms include the Positive Impression and Negative Impression Validity Scales, and Additional Questions.

Conners Early Childhood Global Index
Parent—10 items Teacher—10 items
This s a quick and effective measure of general psychopathology, and provides a helpful tool for monitoring treatment and intervention. Each form contains the 10 highest-loading items from the original Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales.

Assessment Reports
contain information about the child's score, comparison to other children, which scales are elevated, and whether developmental milestones have been met. A Feedback Handout presents results from the Conners Early Childhood Forms, and summarizes and describes scores in broad, non-threatening terms that area appropriate for a general audience.

Progress Reports compare the results of two to four administrations, for the same individual, to measure changes over time. Ideal for monitoring treatment and intervention.

Comparative Reports compare ratings from two to five administrations from different raters (mother, father, teacher/childcare provider}to establish similarities and differences in reports of a child's functioning within different contexts.

The Conners Early Childhood provides contemporary normative data that reflects a diverse population demographic.

The large normative sample is representative of the general U.S. population in terms of ethnicity/race, gender and age (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2000}/ The normative samples also diverse in terms of socioeconomic status and geographic region.

The data collected during the normative study allowed for a thorough evaluation of the psychometric properties of all versions of the assessment tools.

The Conners Early Childhood Scoring Software Kit includes unlimited-use Scoring Software, 25 each of all Parent and Teacher Response Booklets and a Manual. Booklets are sold in packages of 25. The Conners Early Childhood Global Index Kit is hand scored, and includes 25 each of the Parent and Teacher Global Index QuikScore Forms, and a Manual.