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Children's Affective Lability Scale (CALS)
Availability
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Classification
Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 
Short Description of Instrument
The Children’s Affective Lability Scale (CALS) contains twenty items and assesses affect regulation. It is completed by the child’s parent.
 
Scoring
Twenty items are answered on a five-level (0 to 4) scale for a total possible score ranging from 0 to 80. Lower scores indicate less affective lability.
 
References
Gerson, A., Gerring, J., Freund, L., Joshi, P., Capozzoli, J., Brady, K., and Denckla, M. (1996). The Children's Affective Lability Scale: a psychometric evaluation of reliability. Psychiatry Res 65(3), 189-198.
 
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