Teachers and school officials have a standardized behavior checklist for children, called the Child Behavior Checklist. Developed for use on children ages 6 to 18, this checklists helps teachers, school faculty and parents to detect behavioral, emotional and developmental problems in children.
The Child Behavior Checklist consists of about 113 questions. The responses to the questions are ranked on a three-point scale ranging 0 to 2, with 0 being "absent" (never occurring) and 2 being "occurs often." The CBCL helps to detect issues in children such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and potential learning disabilities. By discovering issues early, parents and teachers can take necessary steps to ensure the child receives the attention and care he needs to thrive in the learning environment.