Child/Youth/Adolescent Screening Tools

The following is a list of questionnaires and rating scales for use in the primary care office. They are evidence-based, user-friendly, and available as free downloads. They are organized by condition and the table indicates whether the instrument is useful for screening, diagnosis, and/or monitoring treatment.
Screening Diagnosis Tracking
General Psychosocial Screen X
  PSC (baby) X
PSC baby Scoring X
PSC baby (spanish) X
PSC preschool  X
PSC preschool Scoring
Pediatric Symptom Checklist-17 (PSC; parents) X
PSC-17 (youth) X
PSC-17 Scoring X
PSC-17 (Spanish) X
PSC-35 X
Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaires X
Aggression
Modified Overt Aggression Scale (MOAS; clinician rating) X X
MOAS (retrospective; parent) X X
Nisonger Child Behavior Rating Form (CBRF long; parent) X X
Nisonger CBRF scoring
Outburst Monitoring Scale X X
ADHD
Edelbrock Rating Scale X
Vanderbilt Parent Rating X X
Vanderbilt Parent Rating (Spanish) X X
Vanderbilt Teacher Rating X X
Vanderbilt Teacher Rating (Spanish) X X
Vanderbilt Scoring
Vanderbilt Parent Follow up X
Vanderbilt Teacher Follow up X
Autism
Modified CHAT (M-CHAT; parent) X
M-CHAT scoring
M-CHAT Follow Up
Autism Spectrum Quotient (AQ) downloadable tests for Child, Adolescent and Adult X
Anxiety
GAD-7  X
GAD-7 Scoring
PSWQ  X
Screen for Anxiety Related Disorders (SCARED parents form) X X
SCARED (youth) X
SCARED child  (Spanish)  X
SCARED parent (Spanish) X
Bipolar disorder
Young Mania Rating Scale X
Young Mania Rating Scale scoring
Child Mania Rating Scale-Parent (questionnaire) X X
Depression
CES-DC (Depression Scale for Children) (ages 6-17 yr) X X
Columbia Rating Scale (parent, youth) X X
Columbia Rating Scale Child ( Spanish) X
Columbia Rating Scale Parent (Spanish) X
Mood and Feelings Questionnaire (ages 8-18): Requires registration X
PHQ-9 (modified for teens) X
PHQ-9 teen scoring
PHQ-9 (adults) X
PHQ-9 for Teens (Spanish) X
Edinbrugh Postnatal Depression (mother) X
Eating Disorders
Eating Attitude Test X
Eating Disorder Questionnaires (online only)
Functional Assessment
Children’s Global Assessment Scale (CGAS; clinician rating) X
General Medical  
Body Mass Index X X
Medication Side Effects  
Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale (AIMS; clinician) X X
Barnes Akathisia Scale (self) X
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder  
Child Yale Brown OC Scale (CYBOCS; clinician rating) X X
YBOCS (parents) X
YBOCS Scoring
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder  
Child PTSD Symptom Scale X
Scoring Tool for Child PTSD Symptom Scale X
Trauma Informed Care: Childhood Trauma and Health (great article!)
Psychosis  
Prodromal Questionnaire Brief (PQ-B, psychosis screen ages 12-17) X
Substance Abuse  

CRAFFT Screening for Adolescent Substance Abuse

X
Suicide Risk Assessment & Self-Harm  
asQ Suicide Risk Screening Tool X
asQ Suicide Risk Screening Tool (Spanish) X
asQ Parent/Guardian Flyer
asQ Guide/Info sheet for PCP’s
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS) for children X
C-SSRS training on YouTube Part 1
C-SSRS training on YouTube Part 2
Columbia Protocol for Communities and Healthcare (C-SSRS)
Non-Suicidal Self Injury Assessment Tool (Brief) X
Non-Suicidal Self Injury Assessment Tool (Full version) X
Tics

 

Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) X

 

The above screening tools have been gathered from a variety of sources that specialize in education, mental health diagnosis/treatment & research studies.

For a more exhaustive list of screening tools for Primary Care Prescribers click on this link (these are not the actual screening tools, rather a list of tools and their validity and reliability): www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Mental-Health/Documents/MH_ScreeningChart.pdf