Developmental and Social–Emotional Screening of Young Children (0–6 years of age) in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Human Services Minnesota Department of Education Minnesota Department of Health

Instruments At A Glance for Clinics and Providers: Information for Minnesota Clinics and Providers

The use of standardized screening instruments to perform developmental and social–emotional screening in young children may pose challenges to some practices because of limited knowledge of reliable screening instruments and limited time during office visits to screen patients. Parent report screening instruments eliminate these barriers by providing a quick and standardized way to screen patients.

The developmental and social–emotional screening instruments listed below are those most commonly used by health care providers. This list is a subset of all standardized developmental screening instruments recommended by the Minnesota Interagency Developmental Screening Task. For an overview of standardized screening instruments and a complete list of recommended observational, parent report, and social–emotional screening instruments recommended for use by the Task Force and approved for use by the Minnesota Department of Education for the Early Childhood Screening program*, see All Instruments at a Glance.

Recommended Standardized Screening Instruments Frequently Used by Minnesota Clinics and Providers
January 27, 2011

Table 1: Developmental Screening Instruments

ASQ–3
Ages and Stages Questionnaires, 3rd Ed.

PEDS
Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status

IDI
Infant Development Inventory

CDR–PQ
Childhood Development Review Parent Questionnaire

Type

Parent Report

Parent Report

Parent Report

Parent Report

Age

Birth – 5 yrs.

Birth – 8 yrs.

Birth – 18 mos.

18 mos. – 5 yrs.

Staff Required

Para–prof. scorer

Para–prof. scorer

Para–prof. scorer

Para–prof. scorer

Staff Time

2 – 3 min.

2 – 5 min.

5 min.

5 min.

Sensitivity

86.1%

75%

85%

68%

Specificity

85.6%

74%

77%

88%

Language

English, Spanish, French (ASQ–2), Korean (ASQ–1)

English, Spanish, Vietnamese

English, Spanish

English, Spanish

Cost

The cost of each screening instrument varies. Contact the publisher for more information.


Table 2: Social–Emotional Screening Instruments

 

ASQ:SE
Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social–Emotional

PSC
Pediatric Symptom Checklist

Type

Parent Report

Parent Report

Age

3 – 66 mos.

4 – 16 yrs.

Staff Required

Para–prof. scorer

Para–prof. scorer

Staff Time

1 – 5 min.

unknown

Sensitivity

71 – 85%

88 – 92%

Specificity

90 – 98%

68 – 99%

Language

English, Spanish

English, Spanish, Chinese

Cost

The cost of each screening instrument varies. Contact the publisher for more information.

*The Early Childhood Screening Program requires use of both a parent report and an observational screening instrument to meet the developmental screening component (Minnesota Rule 3530.3400, Subp. 3).

Related Links
(Last accessed on June 11, 2013)

MN Department of Human Services Child and Teen Checkups Provider Manual
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/id/dhs16_150092

Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Program
http://nashp.org/

Bright Futures, Social and Emotional Development Tools
http://www.brightfutures.org/

The Commonwealth Fund
http://www.commonwealthfund.org/

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online
http://www2.aap.org/sections/dbpeds/

Minnesota American Academy of Pediatrics
http://mnaap.org/

Minnesota Chapter National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (MN NAPNAP)
http://community.napnap.org/MINNESOTA/Home/