Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory Progress Monotor

(CASI-PM)

Ages: 3 to 18 Years

Completion Time: 5-10 Minutes

Reading Level: Ninth Grade (Flesch-Kincaid)

The Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Progress Monitor (CASI-PM) is a brief behavior rating scale for DSM-5 emotional and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents 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. There are both parent (29 items) and teacher (30 items) versions of the CASI-PM. The CASI-PM contains a subset of items from the Early Childhood Inventory-5 (ECI-5) and the Child and Adolescent Symptom Inventory-5 (CASI-5), which makes it an ideal progress monitor for qualified professionals who use these diagnostic measures. It assesses symptoms of AD/HD, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and depression. The CASI-PM also assess functional impairment (i.e., the degree to which symptoms interfere with social or academic functioning).

Components

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 Child & Adolescent Symptom Inventory-Progress Monitor Manual describes psychometric properties (reliability, validity), scoring guidelines, normative data, and clinical applications. It also briefly reviews the DSM diagnostic criteria for the disorders that are included in the CASI-PM

The CASI-PM Deluxe Kit contains 50 CASI-PM Parent Checklists, 50 CASI-PM Teacher Checklists, 50 CASI-PM Score Sheets, and the Manual.

Features of the CASI-PM

  • Measures and documents the effects of treatment.

  • Monitors symptom changes for comorbid disorders.

  • 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.

 

Research

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. An extensive annotated bibliography of research studies that used at least one Checkmate Plus assessment tool to include the CASI-PM can be accessed here.

Scoring

CASI-PM Score Sheets allow the user to quickly tally scores for each of 7 disorders and to compare scores to cutoff scores derived from normative samples. Additional monitoring tools are included in the CASI-PM Manual that 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).