SDIS-R information

The SDIS – R is the same as the original SDIS except it is offered on a convenient digital Internet platform, and it has added Medical History Questions. For a full description, you can download the full summary in PDF format below.

Computerized Scoring

The SDIS-R software is designed for quick, easy scoring (takes only ~3-5 seconds once the rater submits their scores). The moment the results are generated, the parent/guardian can download the results, and the professional practice requesting the screening receives an email of the results.

Primary Use/Purpose

The SDIS – R should be used to screen any child or adolescent 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

User Qualifications

The SDIS – R has been designed for use by any professional working with children/teens. Our users include school and clinical psychologists, dentists, orthodontists, and dental hygienists, pediatricians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, school counselors, school nurses, social workers, sleep specialists, etc.

Global & Subtest Scales

Both the SDIS-R-Children's and SDIS-R-Adolescent Forms provide a Total Score. It is called the Sleep Disturbance Index (SDI). The SDIS-Children's Form provides four (4) subscales. The SDIS-Adolescent Form provides five (5) subscales.

  • Sleep-Related Breathing Disorder (SRBD)
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD)
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS)
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS)
  • Narcolepsy (NARC) (Adolescents only)

Immediate Results

The software produces a graph and a comprehensive report of each case with intervention or treatment options that professionals and parents find extremely helpful. The software/digital platform is also designed to preserve large amounts of cases for each professional practice to access for research or tracking purposes.


A large pool of questions was selected, written and re-written by a panel of well-known pediatric professionals to screen for the major sleep disorders that children and adolescents most frequently experience. This Content Validation Committee was composed of nine members: six who were nationally respected sleep, and specialists.