DSSMED Differential Scales of Social Maladjustment By David J. Ehrler And Ronnie L. McGhee And Carol G. Phillips And Elizabeth A. Allen
DSSMED Differential Scales of Social Maladjustment and Emotional Disturbance
Ages: 6-0 to 17-11Testing Time: 5-10 minutesAdministration: IndividualThe Differential Scales of Social Maladjustment and Emotional Disturbance (DSSMED),is a 46-item, norm-referenced teachers’ rating scale that can be used to identify students with socio-emotional disturbance.
The DSSMED is used primarily to differentiate between students with social maladjustment and those with emotional disturbance. The DSSMED is normed on a national sample of 1,337 students and has proven reliability and validity.
Teachers, school psychologists, or other knowledgeable professionals rate the items on a 5-point Likert-like scale.
Ideally, the examiner should be someone who has had regular, daily contact with the student in a school setting for at least four weeks.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to rate a student’s observed emotional behavior.
Results of the DSSMED can be used as part of a pre-referral/referral tool to identify “at risk” students and to assist with education programming decisions.
COMPLETE DSSMED KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, 25 Summary/Rating Forms, and 25 Scoring Overlays, all in a sturdy storage box.