The ASEBA Semi-structured Clinical Interview for Children and Adolescents (SCICA) for 6-18 year olds maximises the value of interviews with a flexible user-friendly protocol, plus forms on which interviewers rate their observations and children's self-reports during the interview.
It includes instructions, a protocol of questions and probes, observation and self-report forms for rating what the child does and says during the interview, and profiles for scoring ratings. The forms are scorable by the interviewer or observers.
The SCICA Protocol provides open-ended questions covering children's activities and school performance, peer relations, family relations, self-perceptions, feelings, and parent/teacher-reported problems.
The SCICA Protocol Form includes the topics, questions and tasks to be covered in the interview, and covers nine areas:
- Activities, Job, School
- Family Relations
- Parent/Teacher-Reported Problems
- Achievement Tests (Optional)
- For 6-11 year olds: Screen for Fine and Gross Motor Abnormalities (Optional)
- For 12-18 year olds: Somatic Complaints, Alcohol, Drugs, Trouble with the law
The Protocol Form includes space for notes during the interview: they can be observations made by the interviewer, or responses gathered from the respondents (self-reports).