Scoring

Scores

  • Normative scores provided as age percentiles and T scores are based on a child’s chronological age and intended for use by clinicians so that they may interpret a particular child’s functioning relative to others of the same age.

  • Scaled scores provide a way to look at a child’s current functional skills and progress in these skills over time.  Scaled scores are especially helpful in documenting improvements in functional skills for children not expected to exhibit or regain normative levels of functioning.

Score Reports and Item Maps

Scores are displayed instantly at the completion of an assessment. A Detailed Score Report and a Summary Score Report are available.

Item Maps represent a reasonable, sequential pattern of functional skills consistent with children’s development and recovery of function and transfer of responsibility from adult to child throughout childhood and young adulthood. For an example of an item map, click here.

Development and Standardization of the PEDI-CAT

Standardization Samples

The PEDI-CAT’s normative standardization sample was recruited through an online panel and resulted in a nationally representative sample of 2,205 parents of children less than 21 years of age in the contiguous United States.

The clinical validation sample of 703 children with disabilities (behavioral, intellectual and physical) was also recruited through the online panel as well as through two clinical sites in the Northwest Central and Northeastern United States.

For details regarding the the development and psychometric properties of the PEDI-CAT, see Publications page.

Senior Authors

STEPHEN M. HALEY, PHD, PT, FAPTA
WENDY J. COSTER, PHD, OTR/L, FAOTA
HELENE M. DUMAS, PT, DPT, 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

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