DAF is one of the few instruments that measure BOTH TYPES OF AGGRESSION (proactive and reactive) – resulting from the mechanisms which children use to decode and process social information, and the way in which they choose to react. Proactively and reactively aggressive children have different deficits in this area.
DAF can be used to assess children and adolescents between 10 and 18 years old.
DAF appeals to me as an opportunity to guide specialists towards an approach to working with children displaying “aggressive” behaviours. Aggressive is in speech marks, because sometimes, it can be defensive – and the test offers guidance in such cases too.
Yordanka Kakalova, psychologist
Consisting of just 16 items, DAF takes about 10 minutes to complete.
It can be taken either in hard copy, or online. In this case, the person taking the test gets and automatized link through the assessment platform Examinea. They can then take the test from any device connected to the Internet, at a time that is convenient for them.
The results are analyzed automatically by Examinea. The platform then generates a graphic interpretative report with the results, as well as practical guidelines.
DAF is suitable for use by: child and adolescent psychologists, school psychologists and behavior support staff, counselors, speech therapists, SEN teachers and staff, social workers, educators and any other specialists working with children.
See also: Behavior Therapy with Aggressive Children and Adolescents – book
|Contrains: instruction booklet; 10 answer sheets;10 Examinea reports
|Graphic interpretative report in Examinea
|Two-day course for using the test