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

Developmental Screening Parent Report Tools

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Developmental Screening Parent Report Instruments
Tool Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) - 1998, 2012 Ages & Stages Questionnaire, 3rd Ed. (ASQ-3) - 2008
Purpose “To determine if a child has an undiagnosed developmental disability that requires further evaluation” A parent questionnaire designed to assist professionals with the screening and identification of young children with developmental delays.

Developmental Areas or Methods

Tests on 8 different developmental areas:

Global/cognitive, expressive language and articulation, receptive language, fine motor, gross motor, behavior, social-emotional, self-help, school and other
Communication, Gross Motor, Fine Motor, Problem Solving, Personal-Social
Age targeted by tool 0-8 years Birth - 66 months
Cultural, ethnic, linguistic sensitivity Normed on a sample conforming to proportions in the US Census Bureau.

Written at 4th to 5th grade reading level.

Available in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Written at a 4th- 6th grade reading level.

English, Spanish, French and Korean translations available.

Interrater: 0.95

Test-retest: 0.88

Internal consistency: 0.51-0.85

Test-retest: 0.92

Inter-observer: 0.93
Validity Concurrent: 0.60-0.86

Discriminant validity data available in manual
Concurrent: 0.86


Sensitivity: 75%

Specificity: 74%
Sensitivity: 86.1%

Specificity: 85.6%
Practicality (time to administer and score, ease of administration) 2 – 5 minutes to complete, 10 items

2 minutes to score
10-15 minutes to complete

2-3 minutes to score
Minimum expertise for screeners and scorers Can be completed independently by parents at home or in clinic setting or by interview in person or over the phone Scoring can be done by clerical staff or paraprofessionals who have been instructed by professional staff
Training Technical manual is available online, along with guidance for health care professionals for integrating PEDS into office visits. Manuals, videos, and seminars are available
Online Component available PEDSonline ASQ Pro for single-site programs and ASQ Enterprise for multi-site programs: automated scoring and report generation

ASQ Family Access for online questionnaire completion
Cost (may change over time; contact publisher) $36 for complete set; $18 for pack of 50 response forms, $79.95 for manual $275 for starter kit (forms are reproducible)

$295 for materials kit
Publisher Ellsworth and Vandermeer Press Brookes Publishing Co.