Publication

Behavior Assessment Battery CAT-Communication Attitude Test Reorder Set

Gene J. Brutten, PhD, Martine Vanryckeghem, PhD

Details

4 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Saddle Stitched, 8.5 x 11"
Included Media: Pack of 25
ISBN13: 978-1-59756-123-5
Release date: 10/01/2006

$21.95

Overview

The Behavior Assessment Battery CAT-Communication Attitude Test Reorder Set includes 25 copies of the CAT, one of the test procedures included in the Behavioral Assessment Battery.

The Behavior Assessment Battery (BAB) is a multi-dimensional set of inter-related, evidence-based, self-report tests that provide normative data for children between the ages of six and fifteen. The Battery has evolved and been refined over many years and has been used with an innumerable number of clients all over the world.

The test procedures include:

  • The Speech Situation Checklists (SSC-ER and SSC-SD) – for evaluating a child's emotional reaction to, and speech disruption in a range of speech situations
  • The Behavior Checklist (BCL) – reveals the particular coping responses that a child uses to deal with dysfluency
  • The Communication Attitude Test (CAT) – for measuring a child’s attitude about his or her speech

These self-report test procedures provide speech pathologists and their professional colleagues—including teachers, psycho- and neurolinguists, clinical and educational psychologists, behavior therapists, and pediatricians—with a multi-dimensional view of how a child is affected by how he or she feels, reacts to, and thinks about his or her speech.
Through the eyes of the child whose fluency is problematic, the BAB test procedures provide a picture of the speech-related aspects of the child’s world that only the child can validly supply. By evaluating a child's overall score on the SSC-ER, SSC-SD, BCL and CAT and his or her reaction to the particular items that make up these test procedures, clinicians can determine the most successful treatment strategies and tactics. This battery serves to shape therapy and it provides the therapist with clear-cut indications of a child's speech-associated strengths and weaknesses and his or her particular needs.

Audience

Primary Subject: Speech-Language Pathology / Pediatrics
Secondary Subject: Speech-Language Pathology / Fluency and Stuttering
Audience Level: Professional

About The Authors

Gene J. Brutten, PhD

Gene J. Brutten, PhD, who received his PhD from the University of Illinois, is clinically certified in speech pathology and audiology by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. He is a fellow of the association and has been awarded its certificate of recognition and certificate of appreciation. Professor Brutten is a founding member of the International Fluency Association and served as the editor-in-chief of its Journal of Fluency Disorders from 1989 to 2000. In 1971 and again in 1978, he received a Fulbright-Hays award to the Department of Foniatrie of the University of Utrecht Academic Hospital where he conducted clinically-based research. He co-authored the "Modification of Stuttering," has published more than 70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 20 book chapters, and has given over 200 professional presentations in three continents on differential assessment and behavior therapy. Dr. Brutten is an emeritus professor in the Southern Illinois University Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, where he served as department chair and in its Department of Psychology. In 2002, Dr. Brutten received the Honors of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association, and in 2009, he was similarly honored by the International Fluency Association.


Martine Vanryckeghem, PhD

Martine Vanryckeghem, PhD received her Master's Degree (1991) and Ph.D. (1994) from Southern Illinois University after having worked for 12 years as a speech therapist at a clinical center in Belgium. Dr. Vanryckeghem, who is a professor at the University of Central Florida, is clinically certified as a speech-language pathologist, is an ASHA fellow, and a member of ASHA's Inaugural Cadre of Board Recognized Fluency Specialists and Mentors. She has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and has given workshops, internationally, with respect to the evaluation of children and adults whose fluency is problematic. From 1990 until 2000, she was the managing editor of the Journal of Fluency Disorders and is currently an editorial consultant to professional journals. Dr. Vanryckeghem is on the Scientific Board of the Organization for the Integration of Handicapped People and serves internationally as a consultant to the faculty and staff of various hospital and university-based clinical programs.

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