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Emotional Disturbance Decision Tree–Parent Form

Bryan L. Euler, PhD

Assesses emotional disturbance from the parent's perspective
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect, E-Manual
Age range:
5 years to 18 years
20 minutes; 10 minutes to score
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Gain a Parent's Perspective as You Evaluate a Child for Emotional Disturbance

Based on the EDDT, which is a teacher questionnaire, the EDDT-PF adds a parental perspective in the evaluation of children for ED.

Coming Soon

Coming later this summer, PAR will introduce a more streamlined way to use the EDDT products—both online and on paper. This update to the EDDT will combine all three versions (Teacher, Parent, and Self-Report) into one manual, further simplifying the assessment of emotional disturbance (ED). Additionally, updates to the PARiConnect administration experience will allow users to decide at the time of administration which form they wish to use, enhancing flexibility. “This will update will help users by combining all the EDDT information into one manual so you don’t need to go to three different manuals in three separate places,” said PAR’s Director of Content & Production Carrie Champ Morera, PsyD, NCSP, LP. “And the 13 case studies in the manual use variations of the forms, so you have a wealth of examples of ways to adapt your use and raters’ perspectives.”

Features and benefits

  • Provides a standardized approach to gaining parental ratings that directly map onto the federal criteria for special education and helps you understand the parent’s perspective on his or her child’s functioning in the areas that make up these criteria.
  • Includes four ED characteristic-based scales: Inability to Build or Maintain Relationships, Inappropriate Behaviors or Feelings, Pervasive Mood/Depression, and Physical Symptoms or Fears.
  • Scales reflect specific components of the federal criteria from the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations and IDEA for qualifying for special education services.
  • Multi-Rater Summary Forms can be used in conjunction with the EDDT and EDDT-SR to review responses from multiple raters over time to create a well-rounded picture of an individual's functioning.

Available in Spanish

Administer the EDDT-PF to your Spanish-speaking clients via PARiConnect.

The EDDT-PF Item Booklets and Response Booklets have been translated into U.S. Spanish. These products use English norms only. 


The EDDT Multi-Rater Summary Report is available at no charge. This report combines EDDT scores from up to four raters (parent, teacher, and self-report) to provide a well-rounded view of student functioning. It includes a combined score profile to represent similarities and differences between raters graphically and highlights statistically significant score differences. The EDDT Criteria Table aligns each rater’s scores to the federal criteria for ED diagnosis. To view a sample report, click the Resources tab above.