Diagnostic Interviews | Caregiver-Report Checklists | Parent Symptoms
Structured interviews may provide a systematic approach to
assessing parent report of toddler symptoms and yield information
to guide application of diagnoses. These interviews also provide
critical information about the level of impairment associated with
a child's symptoms and the degree to which a family has accommodated
the child's symptoms. As with any single tool, the information
provided by systematic interviews can add to the clinical impression
and be incorporated into the diagnostic formulation, but they do not,
independently, provide sufficient information to make a diagnosis.
All parent-report measures provide information about the parent's
experience and observations of the child and therefore are considered within
the context of a larger assessment.