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.