EARLY CHILDHOOD INVENTORY
- 4 (ECI-4)
Ages 3 to 5 Years By Joyce Sprafkin, Ph.D. and Kenneth D. Gadow, Ph.D
The Early Childhood Inventory-4 (ECI-4) is a
behavior rating scale that screens for DSM-IV emotional and behavioral disorders
in children between 3 and 5 years old. The
ECI-4: Parent Checklist contains
108 items that screen for 15 emotional and behavioral disorders, and the ECI-4:
Teacher Checklist contains 87 items that screen for 13 emotional and behavioral
disorders. The ECI-4 can be scored
to derive Symptom Count scores (diagnostic model) or Symptom Severity scores
(normative data model). Scoring is
quick and easy with user-friendly score sheets.
DISORDERS INCLUDED: *AD/HD
*Oppositional Defiant Disorder
*Conduct Disorder *Generalized
Anxiety Disorder *Social
Phobia *Separation Anxiety Disorder *Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
*Specific Phobia *Selective
Mutism *Major Depressive
Disorder *Dysthymic Disorder
*Reactive Attachment Disorder
*Pervasive Developmental Disorder
*Asperger's Disorder *Motor
Tics *Vocal Tics *Posttraumatic Stress Disorder *Problems in Eating, Sleeping, Elimination
scores demonstrate satisfactory test-retest reliability, show a high degree of
correspondence with psychiatric diagnosis (predictive validity), and correlate
well with other commonly used dimensional scales (concurrent validity).
The norm sample for the Parent Checklist (N=531) and the Teacher
Checklist (N=398) consisted of children between 3 and 5 years old who attended
day care, preschool, and Head Start programs.
T scores and raw scores for males and females are presented separately on
Symptom Severity Profile score sheets.
PRODUCT INFORMATION: The ECI-4 Screening Manual is a 117-page book that reviews diagnostic criteria and describes research, scoring guidelines, and clinical applications for Symptom Count scores. The ECI-4 Norms Manual is a 184-page book that presents normative data and describes research, scoring guidelines, and clinical applications for Symptom Severity scores. The ECI-4 Deluxe Kit contains the Screening Manual, the Norms Manual, 25 Parent Checklists, 25 Teacher Checklists, 50 Symptom Count score sheets (with scoring instructions, cutoff scores, and rule out diagnoses), and 50 Symptom Severity Profile (T scores) score sheets for both Parent and Teacher Checklists.
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Revised: September 08, 2014