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

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This chart can be used to assist in determining the most appropriate instrument for your screening needs. The recommended instruments are listed on the left, and are separated into “Developmental” and “Social–Emotional” categories. Please refer to the comparison grids for further information or click on each instrument for profiles.

Developmental and Social–Emotional Screening Instruments for Young Children in Minnesota
   
Observational Instrument
Parent Report Instrument
Infants (Under 1 year)
Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
Preschool (3 to 5 years)
Available in multiple languages
Approved for Early Childhood Screening [1]
State Recommended for Head Start
Approved for Follow Along [2]
Recommended for C&TC [3]
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Ages & Stages Questionnaires, 3rd Ed. (ASQ–3)  
Battelle Developmental Inventory 2nd Edition (BDI–II)
 
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Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development 3rd Ed. (Bayley–III) Screening Test
 
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Brigance Early Childhood Screens (0–35 months, 3–5 years, K&1)
 
 
Child Development Review: Parent Questionnaire (CDR–PQ)  
 
 
Developmental Indicators for Assessment of Learning – 4th Ed. (DIAL–4)
 
 
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Early Screening Inventory–Revised (ESI–R) 2008 Edition
 
 
 
 
Early Screening Profiles (ESP)
 
 
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FirstSTEP Preschool Screening Tool
 
 
 
 
 
Infant Development Inventory (IDI)  
 
 
 
Minneapolis Preschool Screening Instrument – Revised (MPSI–R)
     
 
Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
 
 
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Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social–Emotional (ASQ:SE)
 
Brief Infant–Toddler Social/Emotional Assessment (BITSEA)
 
 
 
 
 
Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)
 
 
 
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[1] The Minnesota Early Childhood Health and Developmental Screening program is targeted for children ages 3–4 and is required prior to public school entrance. http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/StuSuc/EarlyLearn/EarlyChildScreen/index.html

[2] The Follow Along Program is a developmental screening program targeted at Minnesota children ages birth to 36 months.
http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/cfh/program/cyshn/follow.cfm

[3] Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) is the Minnesota Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) Program
http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/ctcprovider or http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/fh/mch/ctc/index.html

[a] 2 years to 6 years, 11 months

[b] 1 month to 42 months

[c] 2 years, 6 months to 5 years, 11 months

[d] Birth to 7 years, 11 months

[e] 4 to 16 years

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