I. Indications

  1. Development screening for age 1 month up to 5.5 years old (19 questionnaires)

II. Description

  1. Each questionnaire contains 6 questions each in 5 areas (30 questions total)
    1. Communication
    2. Gross motor
    3. Fine motor
    4. Problem solving
    5. Personal-social
  2. Each question asks if the child is performing the given skill
    1. Yes: 10 points
    2. Sometimes: 5 points
    3. Not yet: 0 points
  3. Matches well child clinic visit ages
    1. Covers ages 4-60 months
    2. Total questionnaires: 19

III. Advantages

  1. Written at 4-6 grade level
  2. Parents complete in 10-20 minute test
  3. Uses pictures and directions
  4. Clinicians score in 1-5 minutes
  5. Available in English, Spanish, Korean, and French

IV. Scoring

  1. Each of the 5 areas is scored (0-10 points each for 6 questions)
  2. Each area can score 0-60 points
  3. Normal scores are >20-35 depending on the area

V. Efficacy

  1. Test Sensitivity: 85% (lower at age 4 months)
  2. Test Specificity: 86%
  3. Initial tests with more than 12,000 children of various ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds
  4. Validated

VI. Resources and References

  1. Ages and Stages
    1. http://agesandstages.com
  2. Paul H. Brookes (Test Publisher)
    1. http://www.brookespublishing.com
  3. Developmental and Behavioral Screening
    1. http://www.dbpeds.org/articles/dbtesting

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