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

Infant Development Inventory (IDI)

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Developmental Screening Instrument Profile
General Information
Type of Instrument Parent report
Date of Publication 1994
Age Span Birth – 18 months
Available Languages English, Spanish
Reliability .70
Validity Concurrent = .69
Sensitivity 85%
Specificity 77%
Administration Information
Time to administer 10 minutes
Time to score 5 minutes
Minimum reading level 6th grade
Minimum scoring skills Paraprofessional
Ordering Information
Name of Test Infant Development Inventory (IDI)
Website Address
Publisher’s Address Children Development Review, Behavior Science Systems Inc., Box 19512, Minneapolis, MN 55419-9998
Publisher’s Phone 1-612-850-8700
Publisher’s Fax 1-360-351-1374
Publisher’s Email
Cost Yes, contact publisher
Educational/Training Resources
Manual available Yes
Video available No
Training Method

Manual is adequate training for using IDI.  Trainings and videoconferences are available on request.

See also,

Additional References

Creighton DE, Sauve RS. The Minnesota Infant Development Inventory in the developmental screening of high-risk infants at 8 mo. Can J Behav Sci. 1988;20(special issue):424–433.

Ronald C. Eaves, and Amysue Reilly. Factor Analysis of the Minnesota Infant
Development Inventory Based on a Hispanic Migrant Population. Educational and Psychological Measurement, Vol. 60, No. 2, 271-285 (2000).