Dear Childcare or Preschool Directors,
Academic Therapy Publications will be conducting a study of a revised children’s behavioral checklist and would like to know if you are interested in participating. The Preschool Behavior Checklist, 2nd Edition (PBCL-2) is intended to be used as a screening tool to evaluate social and emotional behaviors relating to school success of children ages 2 through 5 in group settings, such as day care. Feel free to share this communication with any preschool or colleagues.
ð Participants completing 20 checklists will receive $300, plus one complimentary set of the PBCL-2, when it is published in 2013.
In this study, early childhood care providers will be completing and scoring checklists regarding the behaviors of preschool children with whom they are very familiar. The children DO NOT need to be present when the checklists are completed.
Each participant will be assigned to complete checklists for 20 children from one or more of the following age or validity groups:
Normally Developing Age Groups
¨ 2-0 through 2-11
¨ 3-0 through 3-11
¨ 4-0 through 4-11
¨ 5-0 through 5-11
¨ Children (2-0 through 5-11 years) with suspected behavioral problems
¨ Children (2-0 through 5-11) with autism
¨ Children (2-0 through 5-11) with developmental delay (not autistic)
This study will begin on September 15, 2012, and will conclude December 15, 2012. A Fact Sheet for this study is attached and provides the details of the norming study process.
Your data will be combined with other data from around the country to produce nationally stratified standards. All information is confidential and names of the children tested are not retained in our records.
If you wish to participate in this project, please obtain permission to conduct testing from your school district, preschool or day care administrator; then sign and return the attached Response Sheet as soon as possible via email pdf attachment, or FAX it to our toll-free number, (888) 287-9975. Be sure to specify on the Response Sheet the age groups and/or diagnostic groups to which you have access -- YOU WILL BE CONTACTED FOR AN ASSIGNMENT REGARDING ONE OR MORE OF THESE GROUPS. (NOTE: You will obtain parent permission later, AFTER you have received your study kit.) The kits will be sent after receiving your reply and after confirming your age or validity group assignment; a quick response ensures that you have more time to conduct your testing. ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS STUDY ARE LIMITED.
If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Rapalyea, Ph.D. at lisarapalyea@AcademicTherapy.com, or Jill Inglish at (800) 422-7249, extension 17, or by email any time at PBCL@AcademicTherapy.com .
Please inquire for FACT SHEET & STUDY RESPONSE SHEET
Lisa Rapalyea, PhD
Jill Inglish, Data Management
A Division of Academic Therapy Publications
20 Commercial Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949-6191
(800) 422-7249 -- Phone
(888) 287-9975 – FAX