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P-CIS supports nearly any assessment used in human services practice, such as screening tools, level of care assessments, diagnostic tools, checklists, functional assessments, decision support tools and satisfaction surveys. It is also equipped to handle common assessments administered in education, corrections, human resources and other fields focusing on wellbeing.
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40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents: A framework of 40 Developmental Assets, which identifies a set of skills, experiences, relationships, and behaviors that enable young people to develop into successful and contributing adults.
Achenbach System of Empirically Based Assessment (ASEBA): The ASEBA is a comprehensive evidence-based assessment system developed through decades of research and practical experience. The ASEBA assesses competencies, strengths, adaptive functioning, and behavioral, emotional, and social problems from age 1½ to over 90 years.
Ages, Stages Questionnaire-Social and Emotional Second Edition (ASQ: SE-2): A parent-completed, highly reliable system focused solely on social and emotional development in young children. ASQ:SE-2 is an easy-to-use tool with all the advantages of ASQ-3.
Ages, Stages Questionnaire-Social and Emotional Third Edition (ASQ: SE-3): Reference which states, “The Ages & Stages Questionnaires®, Third Edition (ASQ®-3) pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years. Its success lies in its parent-centric approach and inherent ease-of-use—a combination that has made it the most widely used developmental screener across the globe.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment: These Guidelines provide recommendations, guidance, and information about current best practice in screening, diagnostic, and assessment services for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Tailored for Missouri health and education professionals and families of individuals with ASDs, the Guidelines are intended to help with informed decision making regarding identification, diagnosis, and assessment for intervention planning.
Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ARS): The Autism Spectrum Rating Scales (ASRS™) provides the first nationally standardized, norm-referenced ASD Rating Scale. This multi-informant measure helps identify symptoms, behaviors, and associated features of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in children and adolescents.
Battelle Developmental Inventory, Second Edition (BDI-2): The BDI-2 is a comprehensive developmental assessment tool for infants and young children. Allows for assessment of five domains of developmental mandated for assessment and intervention by IDEA (Adaptive, Personal-Social, Communication, Motor, Cognitive).
Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener (BINS): Bayley Infant Neurodevelopmental Screener™ (BINS™) is a screening test designed to quickly screen infants between the ages of 3 and 24 months for risk of neurological impairment or delay in development. The BINS is designed to identify infants who are developmentally delayed or who have neurological impairments. It emphasizes a process approach by considering how an ability is expressed, rather than simply whether the ability is exhibited. Each of the six item sets that comprise the BINS is appropriate for different developmental ages; each covers a 3 -6 month age range. The sets contain 11 to 13 items. The four conceptual areas of ability assessed by the BINS are basic neurological functions/intactness; receptive functions; expressive functions; & cognitive process. A single form covers all age ranges & a carrying case of needed materials is provided. A videotape is also available to facilitate learning to administer the measure. The BINS is published in English only.
Behavior Assessment System for Children Third Edition (BASC-3): A comprehensive set of rating scales and forms, BASC-3 helps you understand the behaviors and emotions of children and adolescents.
Behavioral Assessment of Baby’s Emotional & Social Style (BABES): Assists early childhood professionals to identify, and to help families address, areas in which their infants and toddlers (ages birth to 3) may be exhibiting challenging behavior.” The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school.
Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS): The BASC-3 Behavioral and Emotional Screening System (BASC-3 BESS) offers a reliable, quick, and systematic way to determine behavioral and emotional strengths and weaknesses of children and adolescents in preschool through high school.
Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC): The Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale for Children (CES-DC) is a 20-item self-report depression inventory with possible scores ranging from 0 to 60.
Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS): The Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) is a multi-purpose tool developed for children’s services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.
Child Autism Spectrum Test (CAST): The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the "Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test") is a 39-item, yes or no evaluation aimed at parents. The questionnaire was developed by ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children.
Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) : The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) is a widely used caregiver report form identifying problem behavior in children.
Child Depression Inventory (CDI): The Children’s Depression Inventory (CDI and CDI2) is a psychological assessment that rates the severity of symptoms related to depression and/or dysthymic disorder in children and adolescents. The CDI is a 27-item scale that is self-rated and symptom-oriented. The assessment is now in its second edition.
CRAFFT Screening Test: The CRAFFT Screening Test is a short clinical assessment tool developed to screen adolescents for high risk problems in adolescents CRAFFT stands for the key works of 6 items in the second section of the assessment – Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble.
Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning, Fourth Edition (DIAL-4): Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning™ Fourth Edition (DIAL™-4) is a global screener for assessing large groups of children quickly and efficiently. DIAL-4 provides standard deviation and percentile cutoff points by chronological age at two-month intervals for total and area scores—Motor, Concepts, Language, Self-Help, and Social Development. Percentile ranks and standard scores also are provided.
Devereux Early Childhood Assessment (DECA-I & DECA-T): A behavior rating scale that is completed by parents and/or caregivers which provides an assessment of within-child protective factors central to social and emotional health and resilience in infants ages 4 weeks to 36 months. The DECA can be used as a screening tool or an assessment tool, depending on the process and purpose for which it is used. If the DECA is used as part of a surveillance process to globally identify children’s strengths as well as which toddlers may need further observation or assessment, then it is being used as a screener.
Early Screening Inventory – Revised (ESI-R): The Early Screening Inventory-Revised 2008 Edition (ESI-R) is an individually administered screening instrument to identify children who may need special education services to perform successfully in school. ESI-R is designed to be a brief developmental screening tool that accurately identifies children who may need special education services in order to perform successfully in school. The test consists of performance based items that test the child's capabilities in the areas of visual motor/adaptive, language, and cognitive development. It enables programs to quickly address any possible learning blocks, such as developmental delays, learning problems, or lack of school preparedness. Parents are present for the test administration and fill out a Parent Questionnaire, which is used for supplementary information. English and Spanish versions available.
Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart: Reference which states, “This individually administered screening instrument utilizes a 35-item questionnaire for parents or other caregivers; the items are presented in the order in which they are typically mastered. It can be used to identify social-emotional deficits, to monitor development of social-emotion capacities, and to establish goals for intervention. Click here.
Kent Inventory of Developmental Skills – 3rd Edition (KIDS): Reference which states, “Caregiver-completed developmental assessment. Behaviors are divided into five domains on the basis of their content: cognitive, motor, language, self-help and social. Norm referenced; provides developmental age scores and percentiles.
Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised, with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F): Reference which states, “The revised tool reduces the false positive rate and detects more ASD cases than the original M-CHAT when used during routine pediatric check-ups. The M-CHAT-R/F is valid for children 16-30 months old.
The Ounce Scale: Reference which states, “Assist parents to become keener observers of developmental milestones. The Ounce Scale provides a structure to help parents observe a range of relevant behaviors in their child’s growth.”
“The Ounce Scale is an observational, functional assessment that can be used effectively with children living in poverty, children at risk or with disabilities, and children growing and developing typically. The Ounce Scale is organized around eight age levels and six areas of development: Personal Connections-How children show trust; Feelings about Self-How children express who they are; Relationships with Other Children How children act around other children; Understanding and Communicating-How children understand and communicate; Exploration and Problem Solving-How children explore and figure things out; and Movement and Coordination-How children move their bodies and use their hands. English and Spanish versions available.
Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS): Reference which states, “Evidence-based screen that elicits and addresses parents concerns about children's language, motor, self-help, early academic skills, behavior and social-emotional/mental health. PEDS tells you when parents' concerns suggest problems requiring referral and which concerns are best responded to with advice or reassurance.”
Pediatric Symptom Checklist: Reference which states, “The Pediatric Symptom Checklist is a psychosocial screen designed to facilitate the recognition of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral problems so that appropriate interventions can be initiated as early as possible. Included here are two versions, the parent-completed version (PSC) and the youth self-report (Y-PSC). The Y-PSC can be administered to adolescents ages 11 and up.”
Screen for Child Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED): Reference which states, “The SCARED is a brief self-report instrument intended for youth, 8-18 years old, and their parents to complete in about 10 minutes, and can discriminate between depression and anxiety, as well as among distinct anxiety disorders. It is recommended that the clinician explain all the questions to children 8-11 years old.”
Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC): Reference which states, “A comprehensive screening instrument for children under 5 years of age. The SWYC was written to be simple to answer, short, and easy to read. The entire instrument requires 15 minutes or less to complete and is straightforward to score and interpret.”
24-item Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale (BASIS-24): The 24-item Behavior and Symptom Identification Scale, BASIS-24, is a leading behavioral health assessment tool. The BASIS-24 identifies a wide range of symptoms and problems that occur across the diagnostic spectrum.
Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA): The Adult Needs and Strengths Assessment (ANSA) is a multi-purpose tool developed for adult’s behavioral health services to support decision making, including level of care and service planning, to facilitate quality improvement initiatives, and to allow for the monitoring of outcomes of services.
Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST): The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) was developed for the World Health Organization (WHO) by an international group of substance abuse researchers to detect and manage substance use and related problems in primary and general medical care settings.
AUDIT-C: The AUDIT-C is a 3-item alcohol screen that can help identify persons who are hazardous drinkers or have active alcohol use disorders (including alcohol abuse or dependence).
Behavioral Health Assessment: A process that identifies specific target behavior, the purpose of the behavior, and what factors maintain the behavior that is interfering with the person’s life.
Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS): The Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale (BPRS) is a is a rating scale which a clinician or researcher may use to measure psychiatric symptoms such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations and unusual behavior.
Brief Symptoms Inventory (BSI): BSI or Brief Symptom Inventory is an instrument that evaluates psychological distress and psychiatric disorders in people. BSI collects data reported by patients for the evaluation. The test can be used for areas such as patient progress, treatment measurements, and psychological assessment.
Calgary Depression Scale for Schizophrenia: A symptom scale for the assessment of depressive symptoms separate from positive, negative and extrapyramidal symptoms in people with schizophrenia.
Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ): The Client Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSQ) is a portfolio of scales designed to assess consumer/client satisfaction with health, human service, governmental, and public benefit programs and services.
Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia (CGI-SCH) Scale: The Clinical Global Impression-Schizophrenia scale: a simple instrument to measure the diversity of symptoms present in schizophrenia.
Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS): The Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) supports suicide risk assessment through a series of simple, plain-language questions that anyone can ask. The answers help users identify whether someone is at risk for suicide, assess the severity and immediacy of that risk, and gauge the level of support that the person needs.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale 2-items (GAD2): The GAD-2 short screening tool consists of the first two questions of the GAD-7 scale.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Scale 7-items (GAD7): The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7 (GAD-7) is a 7-item instrument used to briefly measure or assess one of the most common mental disorders.
Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS): The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a self-report measure of depression in older adults.
Global Appraisal of Individual Needs (GAIN): A comprehensive and standardized biopsychosocial assessment tool … designed to support a number of treatment practices appropriate for use with both adolescents and adults from a variety of populations in various levels of care.
Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF): The Global Assessment of Functioning (GAF) is a numeric scale (1 through 100) used by mental health clinicians and physicians to rate subjectively the social, occupational, and psychological functioning of adults.
Herth Hope Index: The Herth Hope Index (HHI) is a 12-item, multi-dimensional index designed to measure a global, non-time oriented sense of hope. It is composed of three dimensions: temporality and future, positive readiness and expectancy, and interconnectedness.
LOCUS/CA-LOCUS (Level of Care Utilization System for Psychiatric and Addiction Services): LOCUS is a level of care assessment tool being widely used by behavioral health managers and clinicians throughout the country to support accurate level of care recommendations.
Milestones of Recovery (MORS): The Milestones of Recovery Scale (MORS) is an effective evaluation tool for tracking the process of recovery for individuals with mental illness.
Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS): The Partners for Change Outcome Management System (PCOMS) is a behavioral health outcomes management system for counseling and therapy services.
Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2 & PHQ-9): The PHQ-9 and PHQ-2, components of the longer Patient Health Questionnaire, offer psychologists concise, self-administered tools for assessing depression. They incorporate DSM-IV depression criteria with other leading major depressive symptoms into a brief self-report instruments that are commonly used for screening and diagnosis, as well as selecting and monitoring treatment.
Recovery Checklist: A list of important skills and goals for the first year of recovery.
Regulatory Mode Questionnaire (RMQ): The RMQ was designed to assess individuals' self-regulation concerns.
Schizophrenia Quality of Life Scale (SQLS): 30-item questionnaire, comprising three scales ('psychosocial', 'motivation and energy', and 'symptoms and side-effects') addressing different SQLS dimensions.
Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT): Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) is an approach to the delivery of early intervention and treatment to people with substance use disorders and those at risk of developing these disorders.
Spielberger State Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI): The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) is a commonly used measure of trait and state anxiety (Spielberger, Gorsuch, Lushene, Vagg, & Jacobs, 1983). It can be used in clinical settings to diagnose anxiety and to distinguish it from depressive syndromes.
Strengths Assessment: Strength-based practice is a social work practice theory that emphasizes people's self-determination and strengths. It is a philosophy and a way of viewing clients as resourceful and resilient in the face of adversity.
Structured Clinical Interview for DSM (SCID): The Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 (SCID-5) is a semi-structured interview guide for making DSM-5 diagnoses. It is administered by a clinician or trained mental health professional that is familiar with the DSM-5 classification and diagnostic criteria.
Structured Interview for Prodromal Syndromes (SIPS): The SIPS is a structured diagnostic interview used to diagnose the three prodromal syndromes and may be thought of as analogous to the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID) or other structured diagnostic interviews.
UNCOPE: The UNCOPE consists of six questions found in existing instruments and assorted research reports … They provide a simple and quick means of identifying risk for abuse and dependence for alcohol and other drugs.
WHO Disability Assessment Schedule (WHO-DAS): A generic assessment instrument for health and disability. A tool to produce standardized disability levels and profiles. Applicable across cultures, in all adult populations.