Barkley Functional Impairment Scale--Children and Adolescents

by Russell A. Barkley

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To diagnose a mental disorder or make a disability determination, clinicians must assess functional impairment—not just the presence of symptoms. Meeting a key need, the Barkley Functional Impairment Scale—Children and Adolescents (BFIS-CA) is an empirically based, norm-referenced tool that exceeds other available scales in its comprehensive coverage of domains of psychosocial impairment. The BFIS-CA is designed to obtain parent reports on possible impairment in 15 different domains of everyday activities for children and teens. The scale typically takes a parent 5-7 minutes to complete. Also included is a follow-up parent interview form for obtaining more information about specific problem areas. Complete instructions for scoring and interpreting the scale are provided.


What does it do?: Assesses psychosocial impairments in 15 domains of major life activities.
Age Range: 6-17
Administration Time: 5-7 minutes.
Format: Parent-report rating scale.
Cost of Additional Forms: No cost—purchasers get permission to reproduce the forms and score sheets for repeated use.

See also the Barkley Deficits in Executive Functioning Scale—Children and Adolescents (BDEFS-CA), which assesses clinically significant executive functioning difficulties.

Includes Permission to Photocopy
Enhancing the convenience and value of the BFIS-CA, the limited photocopy license allows purchasers to reproduce the forms and score sheets and yields considerable cost savings over other available scales. The large format and sturdy wire binding facilitate photocopying.

Age Range: 6-17

PublisherThe Guilford Press
Release date 09.05.2012
Pages count166
File size2.9 Mb
eBook formatSpiral-bound, (torrent)En
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