The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is really a triad of tests, which can be given to the parent(s) /CBCL), the teacher or other involved adult (TRF), and also the child him or her-self (YSR). This allows for triangulation of the concerns, and often offers additional insight. The CBCL assesses 8 syndromes or behavioral problem areas, including anxiety, depression, somatic concerns, social-, thought-, and attention problems, as well as rule-breaking and aggressive behaviors.


The Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function, ver. 2 (BRIEF-2) is a test of executive functioning that can be given to teachers, parents and child. The self-report form is administered to the child or adolescent themselves (ages 11-18), while the teacher and parent forms can be given to children and adolescents ages 5-18. It consists of 3 subscales, the Behavior Regulation Index (BRI); the Emotion Regulation Index (ERI); and the Cognitive Regulation Index (CRI). It helps us assess attention deficit disorders, including potential underlying and similar problems as well as sub-type of ADHD, from a behavioral point of view.