Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form

The Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (NCBRF) is an instrument designed to assess the behavior of children with intellectual disability (ID), autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and related neurodevelopmental disorders (ND). The NCBRF contains a total of 76 items: 10 items on two Positive/Social subscales and 66 items on six Problem Behavior subscales. The NCBRF is made up of two sections: (1) A Likert-type rating of the child’s Positive/Social Behaviors in the last month and (2) a rating of severity of the problem the challenging behavior was in the last month. There are two separate NCBRF forms: (a) Parent Form and (b) Teacher Form which can be completed and scored independently. The NCBRF is completed directly by the parent/caregiver and teacher and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The NCBRF is designed to be used with children and adolescents ages 3 to 16 years. Several research studies have found the NCBRF to be a reliable and valid measure in the assessment of problem behavior in children and adolescents with ID, ASD, and ND.

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Please contact either Marc J. Tassé ( or Micheal G. Aman ( if you want permission to use the NCBRF or have additional questions.

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