Clinical Assessment of Behaviour cab

For: Provides a cost-effective and time-efficient measure of children's and adolescents' adjustment, psychosocial strengths and weaknesses, and problem behaviours.

Format: Paper-and-Pencil, Software; or Online (PARiConnect)

Length: Approx. 10-15 minutes for the CAB-P or CAB-T Rating Forms; approx. 30 min. for the CAB-PX Form

Scoring: Computer Scored; or Online (via PARiConnect)




CAB Introductory Kit – Download

Includes CAB software download with On-Screen Help and Quick Start Guide; CAB Professional Manual; and 25 Parent, 25 Parent Extended, and 25 Teacher Rating Forms in a soft-sided attaché case.
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PC Software


CAB Parent Extended Rating Forms (25)

Pack of 25.
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CAB Parent Rating Forms (25)

Pack of 25.
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CAB Teacher Rating Forms (25)

Pack of 25.
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Sample Reports

Sample CAB PARiConnect Parent Extended Form
Sample CAB PARiConnect Teacher Report
CAB Score Report – Teacher Rating – Sample 1
CAB Score Report – Extended – Parent Rating – Sample 1
CAB Score Report – Extended – Parent Rating – Sample 2
CAB Score Report – Teacher Rating – Sample 3

Contact PAA today to set up your PARiConnect online account to utilise online administration, scoring and reporting.


Bruce A. Bracken, Ph.D, and Lori K. Keith, Ph.D


The CAB is an objective, comprehensive and highly reliable behaviour rating scale that is closely aligned with current diagnostic criteria found in the DSM-IV-TR™ and IDEA.

Features and Benefits

  • Assists in the identification of children and adolescents across a wide age range who are in need of behavioural, educational, psychiatric treatment or intervention.
  • Assesses behaviours that reflect current societal concerns and issues about youth and their behaviour (e.g., bullying, aggression, executive function, gifted and talented).
  • A balanced theoretical framework of both competence-based qualities and problem-based concerns makes the CAB useful for evaluating adaptive strengths and clinical risks.
  • IDEA requires that emotional disturbance, an educationally related disorder, be differentiated from social maladjustment; two CAB scales, Emotional Disturbance and Social Maladjustment, may be used to help differentiate these conditions. The Professional Manual addresses these scales with a case example, discussion of interpretation and to further differentiate ED and SM discrepancy score tables for each of the CAB forms.

Test Structure

  • Three separate rating forms (Parent Extended [CAB-PX], Parent and Teacher) contain corresponding items, allowing parents and teachers to contribute equally to the evaluation of target behaviours.
  • Requires an 8th-grade reading level for completion.
  • Included with the introductory kit, the CAB-SP calculates raw scores, T scores, and percentiles for all scales and clusters after hand-entry of item responses.  The software generates unlimited complete Score Reports and profiles for all CAB forms.

Technical Information

  • Normative data include 2,114 parent ratings and 1,689 teacher ratings.
  • Scale and cluster internal consistency necessary coefficients are .88 and higher across the three CAB forms.
  • Test-retest reliability coefficients across the three CAB forms ranged from .77 to .95.
  • Scales and clusters on all CAB forms demonstrate good evidence of validity based on test content; factor analytic studies; convergent and discriminant evidence; and concurrent validity studies across various clinical groups, including conduct/disruptive behavioural disorders, cognitive dysfunction, and ADD/ADHD.

System Requirements

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10

Mac users: install Windows in VirtualBox or BootCamp.

Other virtual machine solutions (e.g., Parallels, VMWare) are not supported.

Prerequisites: NTFS file system; Internet connection or telephone for activation; CD-ROM drive for installation.

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