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.
- 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
- 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
Please Note: To purchase the Parent-Child Interaction (PCI) Scales you need to have undertaken specific training by an authorised trained instructor.
Training Programs (in Victoria) are provided by the following organisations: