(RSI) Rating Scale of Impairment

by Sam Goldstein, PhD, and Jack Naglieri, PhD

(RSI) Rating Scale of Impairment

by Sam Goldstein, PhD, and Jack Naglieri, PhD
Benefits Measures functional impairment across six life areas so interventions can be more effectively targeted
Ages 5 to 18 years
Admin time 5 to 10 minutes
Publish Date 2016
Qualifications Level B required.
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The RSI is a multi-informant behavior rating scale that measures functional impairment across six life areas in children and youths. When used in combination with symptoms measures, the RSI adds impairment information that can help complete the diagnostic picture. When used in group settings the RSI can help identify those who require additional assessment, and can measure the effectiveness of intervention programs.

Use the RSI to help you:

  • Determine if DSM-5/ICD-10 impairment criteria for a diagnosis are met by identifying specific areas where functioning is impacted
  • Develop targeted treatment plans and monitor progress by focusing on areas with the greatest impairment
  • Determine if service eligibility requirements are compatible with IDEA
  • Assess impairment more clearly by separating functional limitations from symptoms
  • Align with the World Health Organization's (WHO) functional impairment framework scales that represent domains identified in the WHO's International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)

The precise definition of the term “impairment”varies across and within medical, mental health, and educational fields, but for this purpose, impairment is defined as a limitation resulting from a psychological, physical, or cognitive disorder that manifests as a reduced capability to meet the demands of life, such as physical mobility and self-care needs, family and social interaction expectations, domestic commitments, and school or work obligations.

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