Conners Early Childhood
Conners EC, released in 2009, assesses behavior for preschool-aged children 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.
The Conners EC is an innovative psychological instrument designed to assess the concerns of parents and teachers/childcare providers about preschool-aged children. This instrument aids in the early identification of behavioral, 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).
Professionals will benefit from the following features of the Conners EC:
- Multi-informant (parent and teacher/childcare provider) assessment allows for easy comparison of scores across raters
- Full-length, Short, Behavior, Developmental Milestones, and Global Index forms
- Validity scales
- Clear and direct links to the IDEA 2004
- Excellent reliability and validity
- Easy administration, scoring, and results interpretation
- Defiant/Aggressive Behaviors
- Social Functioning/Atypical Behaviors
- Mood and Affect
- Physical Symptoms
Developmental Milestone Scales
- Adaptive Skills
- Motor Skills
Conners Early Childhood (Conners EC)
The Conners Early Childhood forms are available to both parents (90 items) and teachers/childcare providers (186 items). They include the Behavior Scales, Developmental Milestone Scales, Other Clinical Indicators, Connors 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. The Conners Early Childhood forms convey detailed information and provide a comprehensive view of the child’s functioning in terms of both problem behaviors and developmental milestones.
Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones (Conners EC DM)
The Conners Early Childhood Developmental Milestones forms are available to both parents (80 items) and teachers/childcare providers (74 items). They include the Developmental Milestones, Impairment Items, and Additional Questions.
These 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 (Conners EC BEH)
The Conners Early Childhood Behaviour forms are available to both parents (115 items) and teachers/childcare providers (116 items). They include all of the Behavior Scales, Other Clinical Indicators, the Conners Early Childhood Global Index, Validity Scales, Impairment Items, and Additional Questions.
These forms are appropriate for initial evaluations, but can also be used to monitor progress. These forms are useful when there are only concerns regarding a child’s behavior, and developmental milestones have been met..
Conners Early Childhood Behavior - Short (Conners EC BEH(S))
The Conners Early Childhood Behaviour - Short forms are available to both parents (49 items) and teachers/childcare providers (48 items). In addition to the Behavior Scales, both forms include Positive Impression and Negative Impression Validity Scales, as well as the Additional Questions.
The wording of items on the short forms is identical to that on the full-length Behavior forms. The short forms are useful when administration of the full-length version is not possible or practical (e.g., due to limited time or when multiple administrations over time are desired).
Conners Early Childhood Global Index (Conners EC GI)
The Conners Early Childhood Global Index forms are available to both parents and teachers/childcare providers. These forms include the 10 highest loading items from the original Conners Parent and Teacher Rating Scales (Conners, 1989, 1997) with updated normative data.
These forms are quick and effective measures of general psychopathology and helpful tools for monitoring treatment and preschool intervention. They are embedded in the full-length Conners Early Childhood forms or can be purchased separately.
Assessment Reports contain information about the child’s scores, how he/she compares to other children, which scales are elevated, and whether age-expected developmental milestones have been met. The Conners EC, Conners EC Behavior, Conners EC Behavior Short, and Conners EC Developmental Milestones forms also report results in relation to special education eligibility categories as outlined in IDEA 2004.
The Assessment Report also includes Feedback Handouts that present results from the Conners EC forms. These handouts help the assessor to summarize 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 EC Global Index).
- Conners EC - Parent Sample Assessment Report
- Conners EC Behavior - Parent Sample Assessment Report
- Conners EC Behavior (Short) - Parent Sample Assessment Report
- Conners EC Developmental Milestones - Parent Sample Assessment Report
Progress Reports compare the results from 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 EC components.
Comparative Reports compare ratings from two to five different raters (e.g., mother, father, and a teacher/childcare provider), to establish the similarities and differences in reports of a child’s functioning in different contexts.
Conners EC is available online only. Contact NZCER for further information.