Versions of the PEDI-CAT

1) Speedy (“Precision”) CAT: This is the most efficient CAT as it is the quickest way to get a score estimate that is precise while administering 10-15 items per domain. The score report for the Speedy CAT includes a percentile score, a scaled score,  a list of the responses to all PEDI-CAT items and an item map showing the location of the responses for that domain.

2) Content-Balanced (“Comprehensive”) CAT: Approximately 30 items per domain are administered which include a balance of items from each of the content areas within each domain. The score report for the Content-Balanced CAT includes a percentile score, a scaled score, and an item map showing the location of the responses for that domain.  The Content-Balanced is more likely used when the CAT is needed for program evaluation and research.

 

Adminstration of the PEDI-CAT

The PEDI-CAT does not require any special environment, materials or activities for administration. The PEDI-CAT can be completed directly by the child’s caregiver(s) or by the child’s therapist/clinician. The assessment focuses on typical performance at the present time.

The PEDI-CAT can be used on multiple occasions for the same child (e.g. initial, interim, discharge and follow-up) and there is no minimum time that must pass between assessments.

A review of the PEDI-CAT Manual is needed prior to administration for professionals to familiarize themselves with the administration procedures, instrument content, item intent, response scales and score interpretation.

The PEDI-CAT can be used on a local computer or on an iPad. See Ordering Information for details.

 
  • Authors

    • Senior AuthorsStephen M. Haley PhD, PT, FAPTA Wendy J. Coster PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA Helene M. Dumas PT, MS Maria A. Fragala-Pinkham PT, DPT, MS Richard Moed MPA
    • Contributing Authors Jessica Kramer PhD, OTR/L Pengsheng Ni MD Ying-Chia Kao MA, OT Tian Feng MS Larry H. Ludlow PhD
  • Domains

    • Daily ActivitiesGetting Dressed, Keeping Clean,Home Tasks, and Eating & Mealtime
    • MobilityBasic Movement & Transfers, Standing & Walking, Steps & Inclines, Running & Playing and Wheelchair
    • Social/CognitiveInteraction, Communication,Everyday Cognition, and Self Management
    • ResponsibilityOrganization & Planning, Taking Care of Daily Needs, Health Management, and Staying Safe
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