The Parent-Child Interaction Scales (PCI) Scales are valid and reliable assessments for measuring parent-child interaction, using a well-developed set of observable behaviours that describe caregiver/parent child interaction in either a feeding or teaching situation.
The scales are widely used in both clinical practice and research with families and young children and as pre- and post-test measures.
- Valid and reliable measure for assessing parent-child interaction
- Describes behaviour brought to the interaction by caregiver/child and contingency of their responses to one another
- Assesses concerns early in the caregiver/child communication pattern
- Provides separate but parallel observations of the caregiver-child pairs
- Recognised by the US legal system in dealing with child abuse, custody and neglect cases
- Easily identifies strengths as well as weaknesses
- Used as pre and post measures for clinical programs or research
The Teaching Manual was updated in 2013 to include all new research and case studies and minor clarifications on item descriptions.
The Feeding Manual was updated in 2015.
Please Note: To purchase the Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Scales you need to have undertaken specific training by an NCAST trained instructor.
Training Programs (in Victoria) are provided by the following organisations:
Queen Elizabeth Centre.
Tweedle Child & Family Health Services