Administration and Scoring
The checklist consists of a series of items within specific areas, including soiling, temper, fears, worries, and moods. The examiner describes the degrees of usually observed behaviours. Scoring is completed quickly. The total score can be compared to criterion cut-off scores which indicate the possibility of behavioural or emotional problems. Individual item scores give information regarding specific behavioural areas. Results from the PBCL assist with the planning of management programs for the individual child.
Authors: Jacqueline McGuire and Naomi Richman