Social function assessment tools for children and adolescents: A systematic review from 1988 to 2010

Louise M Crowe, Miriam H Beauchamp, Cathy Catroppa, V. Anderson

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Advances in neuroscience have added to the understanding of social functioning which has become an increasing area of focus in the psychology and neuropsychology literature. Given importance of appropriate social functioning to everyday interactions, as well as psychological well-being, accurately identifying and documenting such functions constitute a critical undertaking for both researchers and clinicians in psychology and related health professions. This review aimed to identify available social function assessment tools for children and adolescents using a comprehensive search method. Eighty-six measures were identified. Information on the assessment tools including the theoretical model they are based on, age range, sample used in development, and psychometric information are described. Results will aid researchers, psychologists and other health professionals in the selection of an appropriate tool to assess social function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-785
Number of pages19
JournalClinical Psychology Review
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Assessment
  • Child
  • Psychometrics
  • Social function
  • Social skills

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