Early Detection of Temperament Risk Factors

The Integrative Child Temperament Screener (ICTS) is a nine item short version of the Integrative Child Temperament Inventory (ICTI) It captures three temperament traits (frustration, inhibition, attention) that are known as risk factors for the development of emotional and behavior problems. Our new article demonstrates the comparability of results across different countries (Germany, UK,US, Spain and China) and age groups (toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children). The ICTS can be used from the age of two, when the effectiveness of interventions is highest due to the high plasticity of neuronal structures and behaviors.

The clinical utility of the ICTS was recently supported in a study comparing clinical-referred and general population children (Zentner et al., 2021).

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