PSC - Pediatric Symptom Checklist
PSC-Y - Pediatric Symptom Checklist -Youth Report

This is a general screen for behavioral and emotional problems in children from four to 16 years.

There are two forms of this tool. The PSC is completed by parents of children four to 16 years old.

The PSC-Y is completed by youths from 11 to 18+ years of age. Both versions are 35-item questionnaires that can be completed in about five to 10 minutes, and take a brief time for staff to score.

Overview of scoring. The response categories are: "Never (0)", "Sometimes (1)", and "Often (2)". For children four and five years of age, a score of 24 (threshold) or more indicates a child at risk; for 6 to 16-year-olds, the threshold score is 28. For the PSC-Y, the threshold score is 30. Please consult the PSC Web site for scoring instructions.

This tool is free and available online. It is available in English, Spanish, and several other languages. Please select the link below to see the languages available.

For the PSC, Y-PSC, and Scoring Instructions.

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