Reynolds Child Depression Scale 2nd Ed. (RCDS-2)

Title: Reynolds Child Depression Scale 2nd Ed. (RCDS-2)
Author: Reynolds, W.M.
Year: 2010
Description: The RCDS-2 provides school and mental health professionals with a straightforward, easily administered measure for the evaluation of the severity of children’s depressive symptoms. The RCDS-2 retains the 30 items used in the original measure, but presents updated normative data.

Normative metrics have been updated in this edition. The manual now includes T scores and percentile ranges for the total standardization sample, by gender, by grade, and by gender for each grade. All items are worded in the present tense. To elicit current symptoms status, childred are asked to answer questions about how they have been feeling during the past 2 weeks.

Reynolds Child Depression Scale 2nd Edition: Short Form

The RCDS-2 now offers a short form, which includes only 11 of the 30 items but features many of the critical items from the full version. The RCDS-2:SF is excellent for use when clinical time is limited or as a screening measure in large groups to determine if any examinees should be administered the full RCDS-2. The short form can be administered in just 2 to 3 minutes.

7-13 years of age.

Age Range: Children
Administration: Individual
  • Professional Manual @ $75
  • 25 Test Booklets @ $2.50/ea
  • 25 Test Forms @ $1.80/ea
Publisher: Psychological Assessment Resources Inc. – PAR Inc.
Qualification Level: Level B or 2
Test Category: Clinical Assessment
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