The SDIS - R should be used to screen any child, adolescent or adult who is suspected of having sleep problems. Especially all children/teens who experience obesity, developmental delays, school attendance problems, learning or behavior problems, asthma or allergies, and dental malocclusions (crooked teeth, over- or under-bites, narrow jaw, recessive chin, etc.) should be screened for sleep disorders because research indicates that these populations are at higher risk of having a major sleep disorder or a significant airway breathing problem that can cause sleep apnea. After treatment/correction many of the learning, behavior and health problems disappear or improve significantly.
The SDIS - R is NOT designed to make a sleep diagnosis, but to identify children/youth and adults with a high probability of a sleep disorder who may need to be referred to a medical specialist (dentist, pediatrician, sleep specialist, etc.) to correct many of these problems. There are a couple sleep disorders screened by the SDIS - R that are behavioral sleep disorders, and in these cases parents will be provided home interventions, which are usually successful if consistently used at home.
Simply entering your name, email and birthdate automatically directs you to the age appropriate screener.