Carey Temperament Scales (CTS)

A collection of five questionnaires for parents to rate their children on 9 temperament categories identified in the New York Longitudinal Study– activity level, regularity, adaptability, initial approach-withdrawal, intensity, mood, persistence, sensory threshold and distractibility. Each questionnaire covers a specific age range that corresponds to a developmental period. Together, they permit assessment of the NYLS temperament categories from 1 month of age up to 13 years.

William B. Carey, MD and associates, NA

Evidence Rating: III

Cost: N/A

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Socio-emotional Development for Children

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Screening Tools and Protocols

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