CHILD & ADOLESCENT SYMPTOM INVENTORY-PROGRESS MONITOR (CASI-PM)
(Ages 3 to 18 Years)
By J. Sprafkin, Ph.D., J.V. Lavigne, Ph.D., T. Cromley, Ph.D., R. Mattison, M.D., & K.D. Gadow, Ph.D.
√ Measures and documents the effects of treatment.
√ Monitors symptom changes for comorbid disorders.
√ A single checklist assesses symptoms of ADHD, ODD, CD, GAD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, and Depression.
√ Efficient – Only 30 items and easy to score by hand.
√ Separate versions for parents and teachers.
√ One checklist for wide age range (3-18 years).
√ Patients’ scores can be compared to nonclinical norms.
√ Assesses functional impairment.
√ Can be used to determine whether degree of change exceeds random fluctuation.
The Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Progress Monitor (CASI-PM) is a brief behavior rating scale for DSM-IV-defined emotional and behavioral disorders in youths between 3 and 18 years old. It was developed to monitor the progress over time and to assess changes in symptoms as a function of intervention. The CASI-PM contains a subset of the common items from the previously published Early Childhood Inventory (ECI-4), Child Symptom Inventory-4 (CSI-4), and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-4 (ASI-4), which makes it an ideal progress monitor for qualified professionals who use these diagnostic measures. The CASI-PM also inquires about functional impairment (i.e., the degree to which the endorsed problems interfere with the youth’s social or academic functioning). There are both parent (29 items) and teacher (30 items) versions of the CASI-PM, which are highly similar.
Score sheets are provided with the CASI-PM checklists that allow the user to quickly tally scores for each of 7 disorders and to compare the scores to nonclinical cutoff scores derived from normative samples. IMPORTANT: There is currently no Scoring Software for the CASI-PM.
Additional monitoring tools included in the CASI-PM Manual allow for more precise identification of T scores (normative comparisons) and to distinguish significant change from chance fluctuations in behavior (Relative Change Index).
Summary Data Records, also contained in the Manual, enable the user to plot symptom status of multiple disorders over time (i.e., across multiple rating scale administrations).
The norms and T scores for the CASI-PM are based on previously-published data for the Early Childhood Inventory (ECI-4), Child Symptom Inventory-4 (CSI-4), and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-4 (ASI-4).
Evidence for the reliability (test-retest, internal consistency) and validity of the parent and teacher versions of the CASI-PM have been published in peer-reviewed journals and are summarized in the CASI-PM Manual.
ü The 2010 Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Progress Monitor Manual is a 60-page book that describes the development, psychometric properties (reliability, validity), scoring guidelines, normative data, and clinical applications. It also reviews the DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for the disorders that are included in the CASI-PM.
ü The CASI-PM Parent Checklist and the CASI-PM Teacher Checklist are sold separately in packages of 50 or 100 checklists. Score Sheets are included.
The CASI-PM Kit contains the following: 50 CASI-PM Parent Checklists, 50 CASI-PM Teacher Checklists, 50 CASI-PM Score Sheets and the Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Progress Monitor Manual.
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Revised: January 23, 2016