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

Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)

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Developmental Screening Instrument Profile
General Information
Type of Instrument Parent report
Date of Publication 1998
Age Span Birth – 8 years
Available Languages English, Spanish, Vietnamese
Reliability Inter-rater = .95
Test-retest = .88
Internal consistency = .81
Validity Concurrent = .60 - .86
Sensitivity 75%
Specificity 74%
Administration Information
Time to administer 5 minutes
Time to score 2 minutes
Minimum reading level 4th to 5th grade
Minimum scoring skills Can be administered and scored by paraprofessionals, including clinic office staff
Ordering Information
Name of Test Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
Website Address
Publisher’s Address Ellsworth & Vandemeer Press, LLC, P.O. Box 68164, Nashville, TN 37206
Publisher’s Phone 1-615-776-4121
Publisher’s Fax 1-615-776-4119
Publisher’s Email See Website
Cost Yes, contact publisher
Educational/Training Resources
Manual available Yes
Video available No
Training Method It is only essential to read the 12 page Brief Guide to Scoring and Interpretation. There is also a slide show at Go to downloads and click on “How to Administer PEDS.”
Outside Literature

Glascoe, FP. The Validation and Standardization of Parents’ Evaluations of Developmental Status. Diagnostique, 1999;23: 185-203.

Prahbhjot MALHI1, and Pratibha SINGHI1.  Role of Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status in detecting developmental delay in young children. Indian Pediatrics 2002; 39:271-275.

Glascoe FP. Toward a Model for An Evidenced-Based Approach to
Developmental/Behavioral Surveillance, Promotion and Patient Education. Ambulatory Child Health, 1999, 5; 197-208.