Dominic was designed as a self-administered scientific research and clinical screening tool to assess child and adolescent mental health.
The definition of diagnostic criteria by the DSM-III in 1980 led to the creation of questionnaires to gather standardized data on mental health. Dominic illustrated diagnostics criteria so that children could understand, and supplemented them with images of resilience key aspects. First introduced as a cartoon, Dominic evolved with the technology.
Its picture-based format combined with interactivity gives children an active role and focus their attention. The pictures and soundtrack are adapted to their cognitive skills. Taking Dominic requires only 10 to 15 minutes.