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Child Symptom Inventory (CSI)
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Short Description of Instrument
Purpose: 97-item checklist that measures symptoms of 20 behavioral disorders. Parent report for ages 6 to 12 years.
Description: A behavior rating scale that screens for 13 frequently occurring childhood emotional and behavioral disorders as based on the criteria specified in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV (DSM-IV). Intended for use with both male and female children ages 5-12 from in school graded kindergarten to 6th grade.
Comment: The newest version is the CSI-4, which includes a 97-item form for parents and a 77-item form for teachers, both rated on a 4-point scale.
Primary Dependent Measures: Symptom count scores, symptom severity scores
Time Estimates: 20 minutes
Vendor: Western Psychological Services (WPS). 12031 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90025-1251. Child Symptom Inventory (CSI-4)
Gadow KM, Sprafkin J. (1994). Child Symptom Inventories manual. Stony Brook, NY: Checkmate Plus.
Gadow KM, Sprafkin J. Child Symptom Inventory - 4 screening and norms manual. Stony Brook, NY: Checkmate Plus; 2002.


Document last updated February 2018