Rating Scale of Impairment (RSI)

RSI assesses impairment, rather than symptoms, useful as the majority of DSM5 disorders have impairment as diagnostic criteria.
Item Product Price QTY
32201 Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 5-18 (RSI) $375.00
32201C Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 5-12 (RSI) $245.00
32201E Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 5-18 Spanish $348.00
32201-EC Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 5-12 Spanish $220.00
32201-EPC RSI Parent Paper Record Forms: Ages 5-12, Pk/25 Spanish $67.00
32201-EPT RSI Parent Paper Record Forms: Ages 13-18, Pk/25 Spanish $67.00
32201-ET Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 13-18 Spanish $220.00
32201-ETC RSI Teacher Paper Record Forms: Ages 5-12, Pk/25 Spanish $67.00
32201-ETT RSI Teacher Paper Record Forms: Ages 13-18, Pk/25 Spanish $67.00
32201-PC RSI Parent Paper Record Forms: Ages 5-12, Pk/25 $75.00
32201-PT RSI Parent Paper Record Forms: Ages 13-18, Pk/25 $75.00
32201T Rating Scale of Impairment, Complete Kit: Ages 13-18 (RSI) $245.00
32201-TC RSI Teacher Paper Record Forms: Ages 5-12, Pk/25 $75.00
32201-TT RSI Teacher Paper Record Forms: Ages 13-18, Pk/25 $75.00
RSI is a multi-informant behavior rating scale that assesses impairment more clearly by separating functional limitations from symptoms, assessing functioning in school/work, social, mobility, domestic, and self-care.

Assesses functional impairment across six important life areas.

Sam Goldstein, Ph. D. and Jack A. Naglieri, Ph. D,

  • Age Range:  5-18 years
  • Time:  5-10 minutes
  • Restricted Use:  Level B

The RSI is a multi-informant behavior rating scale that assesses impairment more clearly by separating functional limitations from symptoms.  When used in combination with symptom-based measures, the RSI adds impairment information to complete the diagnostic picture.

Measures of impairment are sometimes confused with measures of symptoms, adaptive behavior and intelligence.  However, significant differences exist, and each measure better suits a different purpose

Impairment is increasingly becoming an important component of diagnosis and treatment planning.  The majority of disorders in the DSM-5 include significant impairment as a diagnostic requirement, making the RSI an even more valuable component of diagnosis and treatment planning.

The RSI determines if DSM-5/ICD-10 impairment criteria for a diagnosis are met, by identifying specific areas where functioning is impacted.  It allows development of targeted treatment plans, and progress monitoring, by focusing on areas of greatest impairment.  Impairments are more clearly assessed by separating functional limitations from symptoms.  He RSI also determines if service eligibility requirements are met with IDEA compatibility.

Functional impairment is assessed across six important life areas:

  • SCHOOL/WORK—Level of impairment when acquiring and applying knowledge at school and/or work.  Includes organization, work completion, remembering things, and learning at school and/or work.
  • SOCIAL—Level of impairment when interacting and communicating with others.  Includes talking in a group, expressing needs and enjoying being with others.
  • MOBILITY—Extent of impairment when physically moving; for example running and kneeling.
  • DOMESTIC—Describes level of impairment when completing househo9ld tasks like cleaning his/her own room, and putting away clean clothes.
  • SELF-CARE—Extent of impairment when caring for self, in terms of feeding, dressing, and maintaining personal hygiene, including bathing and cleaning up when dirty.

The RSI Complete Kit includes 25 each of the Parent and Teacher QuikScore Forms for Ages 5-12 years and 13-18 years, and a Manual.  The RSI Age-Range Kits include 25 Parent and Teacher QuikScore Forms, for the appropriate ages, and a Manual.