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Before you begin to use the screening tools and rating scales, please read this page.

Purpose

The purpose of the information provided in Screening Tools & Rating Scales is to help measure a young person’s mental health symptoms, and/or measure progress after interventions are put in place at school or at home. If you have been told, or you suspect, that a young person has a particular mental health condition, the tools and scales in this section can help you assess or better define the condition.

You can use the screening tools and rating scales to:

  • measure a young person’s mental health symptoms
  • measure progress after interventions are put in place at school or at home
  • establish a common language for discussing a young person's difficulties

Scope

The screening tools and rating scales are arranged by mental health condition, and include instruments to measure symptoms of:

  • anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder)
  • social phobia
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • depression
  • bipolar disorder (manic-depression)
  • suicide risk
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • pervasive developmental disorder & autism
  • Asperger’s disorder
  • nonverbal learning disabilities
  • disruptive behavior.

Relationship to Other Parts of the Web Site

It is recommended that you visit these sections of the web site -- Child/Adolescent Mental Health Information and Checklists for Preliminary Mental Health Screening -- before you use the screening tools and rating scales.

Table of All Screening Tools & Rating Scales

Go to the Table of All Screening Tools & Rating Scales
 
 
   
 
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