Strength & Difficulties Questionnaire

This version of the Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire is aimed for teachers to use to assess children aged 4-17 years old. If the child is able, they can complete the questionnaire themselves.

This digital download will be sent to your email address.

This questionnaire was created by R,Goodman (2015).



This tool should be used as an indicator of any mental health issues and should be used alongside a range of other assessment tools by a mental health professional to complete the whole picture of a child’s difficulties.

This should just be used to support a teacher’s understanding of a child’s difficulties so that they can be more targeted with their support.

This tool does not cover all mental health disorders. This should not replace any medical or professional guidance. Please consult a mental health professional for more support.