Sleep Disorders Inventory for Students (SDIS)  

•  The SDIS is an accurate Sleep Disorder Screening Inventory for children from 2 yrs. - 18 yrs, 11 mos. 
•  Designed to improve the Screening Process of children/teens with possible sleep disorders  
   (Only ~ 2% of children with sleep disorders are being identified & treated in the U.S.A. at this time)
•  Validated with well-known sleep clinics & sleep specialists nationally, 45 schools, & 2 private 
    practices 
•  The only English sleep screening inventory that uses all 11 step of validation to produce High Validity & Reliability coefficients
•  To be completed by Parents or Guardian (takes only ~5-10 minutes)
•  Forms available in English or Spanish (Checked by bilingual experts to remove any cultural 
   biases against African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, and Asian-Americans)
•  Items written on approximately a Fourth Grade Reading Level
•  Quick Computer Scoring (3-4 min.) that compares child to the average children in norming samples
•  Computer-generated Graph and comprehensive Report provides:

   1.  Standard T-Scores, 
   2.  Percentiles,
   3.  Three Ranges -> “Normal Sleep”, “Caution”, or “High Risk” of having a sleep disorder
   4.  Narrative for Parents and M.D. explaining the meaning of the scores, information about the possible sleep problem/        
        disorder, and what parents can do to correct it or obtain treatment if child/teen scores in the “Caution” or “High Risk” ranges. 
   5.  Helps Parents and Physicians formulate good Hypotheses about child/teen’s sleep problems before a sleep evaluation (PSG, 
        MSLT, etc.) is even requested.
   6.  Quick Screening: Only 8-10 minutes for parents to complete & 3-4 minutes for Computer Scoring 

Two SDIS Forms:

(1) SDIS-Children’s Form for Ages 2-through-10 years: 30 questions screening 4 sleep disorders and 5 parasomnias; also 11 health questions relating to OSAS SDIS-C measures:  

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS),
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD),
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS),
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS),
  • A Total Sleep Disturbance Index (SDI), and
  • Five Parasomnias: Teeth Grinding, Sleep-Walking, Sleep-Talking, Night Terrors, and Nocturnal Enuresis (bed-wetting) 

(2) SDIS-Adolescent Form for Ages 11-through-18 years: 35 questions screening 5 sleep disorders, 5 parasomnias, and also 11 health questions relating to OSAS  

SDIS-A measures:   

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS),
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD),
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome & Restless Legs Syndrome (DSPS/RLS),
  • Narcolepsy (Narc)
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS),
  • A Total Sleep Disturbance Index (SDI), and
  • Five Parasomnias: Teeth Grinding, Sleep-Walking, Sleep-Talking, Night Terrors, and Nocturnal Enuresis (bed-wetting)


    Very Inexpensive; choice of three screening packages available:

    1.  Costs about $1.65 per Inventory when bought by a Professional doing only 25-50 screenings per year (available in Packages of 25 forms);
    2.  Costs only .25 - .50 cents per child for large screenings of 200 - 2,000 children/year in school districts, hospitals, etc..., or 
    3.  Parent can do this Website on-line screening with SDIS Inventory for $9.95 (see parent Screening on Home Page).  

    • Accurate, cost-effective Follow-Up Instrument to determine if treatment was successful.
    • Small Price to pay to identify & improve the School Functioning, Success, and Quality of a Child’s Life for a LIFETIME!

     

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