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Available with a short form, the test is ideal for use with groups of students as part of school- or class-wide screenings.

Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition (RCDS™-2) and Reynolds Child Depression Scale™–2nd Edition: Short Form (RCDS™-2:SF)
William M. Reynolds, PhD
Purpose:Measure depressive symptoms in children in Grades 2-6
Age range:7 to 13 years
Admin:Individual or group
Admin time:RCDS-2: 10-15 minutes; RCDS-2:SF: 2-3 minutes
Scoring time:10 minutes
Qualification level:S or B
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Designed to screen for depression in children, the RCDS-2 retains the 30 items used in the original measure but presents updated normative data. Children are asked to answer questions about how they have been feeling during the past 2 weeks. All items are worded in the present tense to elicit current symptoms status.

Updated normative metrics and an expanded age range improve utility

  • Now appropriate for children ages 7-13 years.
  • No scoring key is needed—the RCDS-2 form is presented in a convenient carbonless form. All scoring and administration information is presented in the brightly colored Test Booklet.
  • A new standardization sample of students drawn from 11 states is stratified to closely match U.S. Census data for gender and ethnic background. T scores and percentile ranges are provided for the total standardization sample, by gender, by grade, and by gender for each grade.
  • Maps onto the symptoms of depressive disorders outlined in the DSM-IV™.
  • Critical items are clearly marked on the scoring sheet, alerting you that your client may need immediate attention.
  • All items are presented in a 4- or 5-point rating scale format, making them easy for children to answer.
  • A clinical cutoff score helps you to determine whether a child should be referred for further assistance.

Short form is ideal when time is limited or for group screening

  • The RCDS-2:SF includes 11 of the 30 RCDS-2 items but features many of the critical items from the full version.
  • The short form can be administered in just 2 to 3 minutes and can help you determine whether your client should be administered the full RCDS-2.

Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-6934-KTRCDS-2 Introductory Kit
includes RCDS-2 Professional Manual, 25 RCDS-2 Test Booklets, and 25 RCDS-2:SF Test Forms
WW-6938-KTRADS-2/RCDS-2 Combination Kit
includes RADS-2 Introductory Kit and RCDS-2 Introductory Kit
Manuals, Books, and Equipment
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-10298-EMRCDS-2 e-Manual
e-Manuals are not returnable. Please see our FAQ before ordering e-Manuals.
WW-6935-TMRCDS-2 Professional Manual$71.00
Forms and Booklets
Item numberProduct descriptionList priceAdd to Cart
WW-6936-TBRCDS-2 Test Booklets (pkg/25)$69.00
WW-6937-TBRCDS-2:SF Test Forms (pad/25)$48.00

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Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. (RADS-2™) and Reynolds Adolescent Depression Scale, 2nd Ed. Short Form (RADS-2™:SF)
Reynolds Depression Screening Inventory™ (RDSI™)

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