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Children's Affective Lability Scale (CALS)
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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.
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.
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.


Document last updated February 2018