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Early Childhood Inventory-5


The Early Childhood Inventory-5 (ECI-5) is a behavior rating scale for DSM-5 emotional and behavioral disorders among preschool-aged children between 3 and 6 years old who are not yet attending elementary school (including kindergarten). There are both parent- and teacher-completed versions. The ECI-5: Parent Checklist contains 126 items for over two dozen emotional and behavioral disorders, and the ECI-5: Teacher Checklist contains 103 items. For each multi-item disorder there is an Impairment question (i.e., the degree to which symptoms interfere with the youth’s social or academic functioning). The ECI-5 can be read to the parent by a qualified clinician thus serving as a structured clinical interview. The ECI-5 can be scored to derive symptom count cutoff scores (diagnostic model) or symptom severity scores (T scores based on a dimensional model).  Scoring is quick and easy with user-friendly score sheets. The ECI-5 replaces the ECI-4R.

The ECI-5 assesses the symptoms of the following disorders:  *AD/HD  *oppositional defiant disorder  *conduct disorder  *peer aggression  *separation anxiety disorder  *generalized anxiety disorder  *major depressive episode  *persistent depressive disorder  *social anxiety disorder  *sleep problems  *elimination problems  *posttraumatic stress disorder  *reactive attachment disorder  *autism spectrum disorder  *autistic disorder  *Asperger's disorder. There are one or two key symptoms of each of the following disorders:   *specific phobia  *obsessions & compulsions  *motor tics  *vocal tics  *selective mutism  *hair pulling  *skin picking  *adjustment disorder  *acute stress disorder  *feeding problems  *disinhibited social engagement disorder.

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