Reliability of parent report measures of behaviour in children with Down syndrome


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A recently published study published in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research has examined the reliability of parent report measures of behaviour in children with Down syndrome

Background

Behavioural problems are common among children with Down syndrome (DS). Tools to detect and evaluate maladaptive behaviours have been developed for typically developing children and have been evaluated for use among children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. However, these measures have not been evaluated for use specifically in children with DS. This psychometric evaluation is important given that some clinically observed behaviours are not addressed in currently available rating scales. The current study evaluates the psychometric properties of the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), a commonly used screening tool developed for typically developing children and commonly used with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The study can be accessed at:
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/jir.12533?campaign=wolearlyview