Matthew's Behavior Assessment System For Children: Case Study

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In addition to an evaluation of Matthew’s cognitive processing skills, an assessment of his social and emotional functioning was also collected to determine how these factors may be contributing to his overall functioning in school. The Behavior Assessment System for Children, Third Edition (BASC-3) self-report (SRP-A), parent report (PRS-A) and teacher report (TRS-A) were administered to Matthew, Mrs. Sluka and Mr. Pennisi (Resource Room teacher). A clinically significant score (T=70 or higher) suggests a high level of maladjustment. Scores in the At-Risk range (T=60-90) may identify a significant problem that may not be severe enough to require formal treatment or may identify the potential of developing a problem that needs careful monitoring. …show more content…
This composite was measured in the parent rating and teacher rating form. Matthew’s mother reported that Matthew does not act aggressively with his peers or demonstrate any rule-breaking behaviors at home (Aggression, T-58: Conduct Problems, T=44). Also, he demonstrates a good level of self-control (Hyperactivity, T=49) at home. Mrs. Sluka endorsed that he “sometimes” acts without thinking, but he “never” gets into trouble or is he overly aggressive. Likewise on the self-report, he did not rate himself as having elevated levels of hyperactivity indicating a good level of self-control (Hyperactivity, SRP: …show more content…
The Anxiety scale is an indication of the adolescent’s tendency to be overly nervous, fearful, or worried about real or imagined problems. Matthew’s self-report of his anxiety fell within the Average range (Anxiety, T =39). Matthew indicated “sometimes” little things bother him and he feels guilty about things. When asked about his feelings, Matthew explained that it bothers him when the room sounds are loud because he may miss something in a social conversation. Mrs. Sluka rated Matthew’s anxiety within the Average range (Anxiety, T=38); many of the items indicated a few moderate anxiety behaviors similar to peers, also that he “sometimes” has trouble making

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