Conners Early Childhood

Conners Early Childhood [CONNERS EC]
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For: Identify behavioural, social, and emotional problems in young children

Reading Level: 2 to 6 years

Format: Paper and Pencil; PC; Online - MHS Online Assessment Center

Length: 25 minutes; Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones: 10 minutes; Conners Early Childhood Behavior: 15 minutes; Conners Early Childhood Behavior Short: 10 minutes; Conners Early Childhood GI: 5 minutes

Scoring: Hand Scored; Software; Online - MHS Online Assessment Center Portal

Kits
CEC001 Conners Early Childhood Complete Scoring Software Kit - $770.00
Software kit includes EC Manual, Unlimited use scoring software (USB), 25 of each of Parent and Teacher Response Booklets.
CEC039 Conners Early Childhood Global Index Kit - $387.20
Kit includes Conners EC Manual, 25 of each of the EC GI Parent and Teacher Forms.
Hand Scoring Materials
CEC041 Conners Early Childhood Global Index - Parent Quikscore Forms (25) - $99.00
25 Conners EC Global Index - Parent Quikscore Forms
CEC042 Conners Early Childhood Global Index - Teacher Quikscore Forms (25) - $99.00
25 Conners EC Global Index - Teacher Quikscore Forms
Computer Scoring Materials
CEC004 Conners Early Childhood - Parent Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
Pack of 25 booklets.
CEC005 Conners Early Childhood - Teacher Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
Pack of 25 booklets.
CEC006 Conners Early Childhood - Dev Milestones Parent Response Booklets (25) - $77.00
Pack of 25 Developmental Milestones Parent Response booklets.
CEC007 Conners Early Childhood - Dev Milestones Teacher Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
25 Developmental Milestones Teacher Response Booklets
CEC008 Conners Early Childhood - Behavior Parent Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
25 Behavior Parent Response Booklets.
CEC009 Conners Early Childhood - Behavior Teacher Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
25 Behavior Teacher Response Booklets.
CEC010 Conners Early Childhood - Behavior Short Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
25 Behavior Short Response Booklet.
CEC011 Conners Early Childhood - Behavior Short Teacher Response Booklet (25) - $77.00
25 Behaviour Short Teacher Response Booklet.
CEC020 Conners Early Childhood - Software Installation (USB) - yellow USB - $374.00
Unlimited Use Scoring Software (USB).
Test Materials
CEC003 Conners Early Childhood - Manual - $176.00
2009.
Online Assessment Centre
CEC023 CEC Parent Form - Online (each) - $6.49
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC024 CEC Teacher Form - Online (each) - $6.49
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC025 CEC Developmental Milestones Parent Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC026 CEC Developmental Milestones Teacher Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC027 CEC Behavior Parent Form - Online (each) - $6.49
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC028 CEC Behavior Teacher Form - Online (each) - $6.49
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC029 CEC Behavior Parent Short Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC030 CEC Behavior Teacher Short Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC047 CEC Global Index Parent Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
CEC048 CEC Global Index Teacher Form - Online (each) - $5.94
For use with Online Assessment Center. Note: A minimum purchase of any combination of 10 online MAC forms applies per order.
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NEW! MHS Online Assessment Center

The MHS Online Assessment Center offers access to online forms, administration scoring, and report generation at a fraction of the cost of traditional paper or software assessments. If you choose to purchase online forms on the new MHS Online Assessment Center, you will:

  • Save time, by never having to order paper forms again
  • Enjoy the convenience of assessing tests from your home, your office, and anywhere with a computer and Internet connection
  • Receive instantly generated reports
  • Benefit from significant cost savings

View the list of tools and online forms available using the Online Assessment Center

 

 
Author

 C. Keith Conners, PhD


Description

Conners Early Childhood, a brand new assessment that addresses child behaviour for ages 2 to 6. The Conners EC is the result of five years of intensive product research and development. Child psychologists, clinicians, pediatricians, and child psychiatrists can rely on the Conners EC to help them identify when early intervention is required. Ideal to monitor early childhood development in a preschool setting.

The Conners EC is an innovative psychological instrument designed to assess the concerns of parents and teachers/childcare providers of preschool children. This instrument aids in the early identification of behavioural, social, and emotional problems. The Conners EC also assists in measuring whether or not the child is appropriately meeting major developmental milestones (Adaptive Skills, Communication, Motor Skills, Play, and Pre-Academic/Cognitive).

This tool provides information that may be useful to consider when determining whether or not a child is eligible for early intervention or special education.


Features

Professionals will benefit from the following features of the Conners EC: 

  • Multi-informant (parent and teacher/childcare provider) assessment allows for easy comparison across raters
  • Full-length, Short, Behavior, Developmental Milestones, and Global Index forms
  • Validity scales
  • Excellent reliability and validity
  • Easy administration, scoring, and results interpretation


How to Use the Assessment


The Conners EC instrument includes multiple components that can all be administered using a paper-and-pencil format. All forms can be scored using scoring software. The Conners Early Childhood Global Index (Conners Early Childhood GI) can be administered and scored with the QuikScore™ Form. It can also be administered and scored using scoring software.

Behaviour Scales

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

Developmental Milestones

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

Conners Early Childhood - Parent and Conners Early Childhood - Teacher/Childcare Provider

The Conners Early Childhood forms are available for use by both parents (P forms - 191 items) and teachers/childcare providers (T forms - 187 items).  These forms include all the items from the Behaviour Scales, Developmental Milestones Scales, Other Clinical Indictators, Conners Early Childhood Global Index, Validity Scales, Impairment Items, and Additional Questions.  These forms are most appropriately used in initial evaluations, and can also be used for follow-up evaluation and treatment monitoring.  These forms convey detailed information and provide a comprehensive view of the child's functioning in terms of both problem behaviours and developmental milestones.

Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones - Parent (DM-P) and Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones - Teacher/Childcare Provider (DM-T)

The Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones forms are available to both parents (DM-P - 81 items) and teachers/childcare providers (DM-T - 71 items).  These forms include all of the Developmental Milestones Items, Impairment Items, and Additional Questions.  The forms are available as separate standalone forms and are helpful for follow-up purposes when there are concerns regarding attainment of milestones.

Conners Early Childhood Behaviour - Parent (B-P) and Conners Early Childhood - Teacher/Childcare Provider (B-T)

The Conners Early Childhood Behaviour forms are available for parents (B-P - 115 items) and teachers/childcare providers (B-T - 116 items).  These forms are appropriate for initial evaluations but can also be used to monitor progress.  These forms are useful when there are concerns regarding a child's behaviour only, and all other developmental milestones are appropriately met.

The Conners Early Childhood Behaviour parent and teacher/childcare provider forms include all of the Behavior Scale Items, Other Clinical Indicators, the Conners Early Childhood Global Index, Validity Scales, Impairment Items, and Additional Questions.

Conners Early Childhood Behaviour - Parent Short (B-PS) and Conners Early Childhood Behavior - Teacher/Childcare Provider Short (B-TS)

The Conners Early Childhood Behaviour parent and teacher/childcare provider short forms are subsets of items from the scales of the standalone Conners Early Childhood Behaviour form.  Each form consists of 49 items and in addition to the Behaviour scale includes the Positive Impression and Negative Impression Validity Scales, and Additional Questions.  The wording of items on the short form is identical to that on the full-length Behaviour forms.  The short forms are useful when administration of the full-length Behaviour version is not possible or practical (eg: due to limited time or when multiple administrations over time are desired).

Conners Early Childhood Global Index - Parent (GI-P) and Conners Early Childhood Global Index - Teacher/Childcare Provider (GI-T)

The Conners Early Childhood includes two 10-item indices to be completed by parents and teachers/childcare providers - the Conners Early Childhood GI-P and the Conners Early Childhood GI-T.  The Conners Early Childhood GI can also be handscored with QuikScore forms.  Scoring software is available for use with the Conners Early Childhood GI.  These forms are quick and effective measures of general psychopathology and helpful tools in monitoring treatment and intervention.  These GI forms are embedded in the full-length Conners Early Childhood forms or can be purchased separately.  Both of these indices contain the 10 highest loading items from the original Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales (Conners, 1989, 1997) with updated normative data.


Reports

Reports can be scored using the software.  Alternatively you may chosoe to use the new Online Assessment Center forms with reports.

Assessment Reports contain information about the child's scores, how he/she compares to otehr children and which scales are elevated and indicates whether age-expected developmental milestones have been met.  The Assessment Report also includes Feedback Handouts that present results from the Conners Early Childhood forms.  These handouts help the assessor to summarise and describe the scores in broad and non-threatening terms that are appropriate for a general audience (the Feedback Handout is not available for the Conners Early Childhood Global Index).

Progress Reports compare the results of two to four administrations for the same individual to measure changes over time.  These reports are ideal to use when monitoring treatment and intervention.  Progress Reports are available for all Conners Early Childhood components.

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


Normative Data

The Conners Early Childhood provides you with contemporary normative data that reflects a diverse population demographic.  The large normative sample is representative of the general U.S popoulation in terms of ethnicity/race, gender, and age (US Bureau of the Census 2000).  The normative sample is also diverse in terms of sociaeconomic 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 normative data included 800 parent and 800 teacher/childcare provider raters.  Separate norms are provided for males and females at 6-month intervals.  Combined gender norms are also available.


Sample Reports

Conners EC Parent Sample Assessment Report
Conners EC Behavioural Parent Sample Assessment Report
Conners EC Behavioural Parent Short Sample Assessment Report
Conners EC Developmental Milestones Parent Sample Assessment Report
Conners EC Behavioural Parent Short Sample Progress Report
Conners EC Sample Comparative Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

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