The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI™) is a comprehensive clinical
assessment of key functional capabilities and performance in children between the
ages of six months and seven years. The PEDI™ can be used to evaluate older children
with functional abilities that are less than those expected of a 7-year-old child
without disabilities. The PEDI™ is a descriptive measure of a child's current functional
performance and can track changes over time. The PEDI™ measures both capability
and performance of functional activities in three content domains:
• Social function
The PEDI-MCAT™ is the latest addition to the PEDI family of instruments. It is normed from 6 months to 14 years of age and includes the assessment of self-care and mobility function.
The PEDI™ is used to monitor functional outcomes in clinical settings. It is also used to document functional change in research studies of treatment approaches and pharmacologic interventions.
The PEDI™ is a paper based instrument.
This computerized adaptive version of the PEDI is intended to provide an accurate and precise assessment while increasing efficiency and reducing respondent burden. The PEDI-CAT can be used across all clinical diagnoses and community settings. As with the original paper-pencil PEDI, the PEDI-CAT can be administered by professional judgment of clinicians or educators who are familiar with the child or by parent report. For additional information visit pedicat.com.
• Measures abilities in 3 functional domains: Daily Activities,Mobility & Social/Cognitive. • The new Responsibility domain measures the extent to which the caregiver or child takes responsibility for managing complex, multi-step life tasks. • Normative standard scores, provided as age percentiles and T scores, are available for 21 age groups (intervals of one year). • Scaled scores are based on data from the normative and disability samples. • Age, gender and mobility device filters prevent irrelevant items from being presented. • Item maps and score reports are generated immediately upon completion.
Software downloads for both Windows and iPads are available at pedicat.com. The current version includes both English and Spanish language options.