The Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA) Child Behaviour Checklist (CBCL) offers a comprehensive approach to assessing adaptive and maladaptive functioning. The ASEBA provides useful information to design and monitor intervention. The competencies component examines a child’s participation and skills in certain activities, whereas the adaptive and maladaptive functioning component examines problem behaviours such as aggression, hyperactivity, bullying and defiance.
Both parents/caregivers and teachers are encouraged to complete the four-page questionnaire for children aged one-and-a-half to five years.
The forms provide scores on each of these syndromes.
Forms for children and youth aged six to 18 years are completed by parents/caregivers and teachers online. There is also a Youth Self Report for 11 to 18-year-olds.