British Journal of Psychiatry 1977; 131:192-206
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I. Kolvin, R.F. Garside, A.R. Nicol, I.M. Leitch, A. MacMillan, "Screening schoolchildren for high risk of emotional and educational disorder", British Journal of Psychiatry, Volume 131, pp. 192-206, (Royal College of Psychiatrists, 1977).
Junior schoolchildren were screened for high risk of emotional and educational disorder. The information was gathered from the school, using standard and objective tests. The multiple criterion screen em ployed, comprised: (a) classroom behaviour scale (Rutter B Scale), rated by teachers; (b) sociometric tests; choice of companions by classmates. From these, lack of positive choices was taken as a measure of isolation and a high rate of negative choices, as a measure of rejec tion; (c) Reading quotient of 75 or below on the Young Reading Test; (d) Absence from school for reasons considered by teachers to be trivial.