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.
C. Keith Conners, PhD
Conners Early Childhood, is an assessment that addresses child behaviour for between the ages of 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 may 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 assessment 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.
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, Behaviour, 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 assessment includes multiple components that may all be administered using a paper-and-pencil format. All forms can be scored using PC based scoring software. The Conners Early Childhood Global Index (Conners Early Childhood GI) can be administered and scored with the paper-and-pencil forms. It may also be administered and scored using PC based scoring software.
- Defiant/Aggressive Behaviours
- Social Functioning/Atypical Behaviours
- Mood and Affect
- Physical Symptoms
- Adaptive Skills
- Motor Skills
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 may 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 stand-alone 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 may 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 Behaviour 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 stand-alone 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 hand scored with paper-and-pencil forms. PC based 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 may be scored using the PC based software. Alternatively you may choose to use the MHS Online Assessment Center forms with reports.
Assessment Reports contain information about the child's scores, how he/she compares to other 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.
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 population in terms of ethnicity/race, gender and age (US Bureau of the Census 2000). The normative sample is 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 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.
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