This brief, nonthreatening scale quickly identifies the problems of children and adolescents. With items written at a first-, second-, or third-grade reading level, the MOSS is ideal for evaluating young people who are in trouble at school or with the law. It can be used in juvenile courts, detention centers, residential treatment facilities, schools, and private practice. The MOSS can be used to identify personality dynamics, environmental concerns, treatment issues, and placement needs. It’s an excellent intake tool or outcome measure.