Developmental and social-emotional screening of young children (0-5 years of age) in Minnesota

Developmental and social-emotional screening of young children (0-5 years of age) in Minnesota

This is the website of the Minnesota Interagency Developmental Screening Task Force. This site provides information for screening professionals about the importance of screening, recommendations on instruments to use, and resources to make appropriate referrals in order to improve outcomes for children from birth through 5 years of age in Minnesota.

The Minnesota Interagency Developmental Screening Task Force is a partnership that determines criteria for review of developmental and social-emotional screening instruments for recommendation/approval for use in Minnesota's public screening programs. The Task Force has representation from the Minnesota Departments of Human Services (DHS), Education (MDE), and Health (MDH), and higher education, to allow for statewide coordination of screening efforts.

For information on mental health screening for 6-21 year-olds, refer to the C&TC section of Children's mental health screening and click on the links for a list and more detailed comparison table of recommended mental health screening instruments.

For information on maternal depression screening, refer to the Maternal Depression section on the DHS Screening webpage and to the MDH Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders webpage.