Author(s) : Ira L. Cohen and Vicki Sudhalter
Publisher : PAR, 1999
SKU : PG_PDDBI
Purpose: Assess responsiveness to intervention in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Age: PDDBI: 2-12 years; PDDBI-SV: 1-12 years
Time: PDDI Extended Forms: 30-45 minutes; PDDI Standard Forms: 20-30 minutes; PDDBI-SV: 5-10 minutes
Administration: Informant Report; Individual or group
The PDD Behavior Inventory (PDDBI) is an informant-based rating scale that is designed to assist in in the assessment of children who have been diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder (PDD) / Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
PDD is characterised by severe and pervasive impairments in several areas of development (e.g., communication skills, reciprocal social interaction skills, presence of stereotypical behaviours/activities).
The PDDBI Extended Rating Forms consist of 10 domains for both the parent and the teacher versions; the standard forms each consist of six domains. Each domain consists of a variable number of behavioural clusters that best represent that domain. The clusters help to identify the behaviours that contribute most to a child's score on a given domain. Domain scores are divided into two sections: Approach/Withdrawal Problems and Receptive-Expressive Social Communications Abilities.
Derived from the full scale assessment, the PDD Behavior Inventory Screening Version (PDDBI-SV) helps you quickly identify children between 1-12 years of age at risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
One simple score, Social Deficit (SOCDEF), measures both the presence of inappropriate social behaviors and the absence of appropriate social behaviors and is classified into one of six levels of severity, ranging from extreme symptoms to ASD/social deficits unlikely, letting you know quickly whether the child is at risk.