Almost 19% of the normative sample of 2,500 children for the English version of BDI-2 consisted of children identified as being of Hispanic origin. This compares identically to the percentage of the U.S. population for this age group. Bias reviews were conducted on all the items, and items in the Communication domain were adapted to maintain the structure of the instrument and the developmental milestones of BDI-2, which are largely universal to children from many cultures.
THIS TEST INCLUDES CERTAIN MANIPULATIVES WITH SMALL PARTS THAT MAY PRESENT A CHOKING HAZARD FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF EIGHT. DO NOT ALLOW THE CHILD TO PLACE ANY MANIPULATIVE IN THEIR MOUTH. A TRAINED ADULT EXAMINER MUST ALWAYS CLOSELY SUPERVISE THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE TEST AND USE OF MANIPULATIVES BY CHILDREN.