developmental screening test

developmental screening test

Psychology A test or questionnaire used to evaluate a child's achievement of developmental milestones. See Psychological testing.
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This realization suggests to me an update of the Denver Developmental Screening Test of my pediatric youth:
Most children were referred to El for the first time and were referred as a result of failure to attain developmental milestones for a given age (92%) and/or failure on a developmental screening test (80%).
Growth measures were very similar, but I noticed some differences in test results for the Bayley-III developmental screening test, which was administered to infants at 13 months.
The Denver II: A major revision and restandardization of the Denver Developmental Screening Test.
Denver Developmental Screening Test II: The Denver Developmental Screening Test II (DDST) is used to screen children's development.
Methodology: Denver II developmental screening test was applied to 583 children who visited family physicians or other health centers in a province of Turkey.
Its validation against Denver Developmental Screening Test indicated the TDSC to have a relatively low sensitivity of 66.
The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST; Frankenburg and Dodds, 1967) was developed to help healthcare professionals in identifying developmental problems amongst young children and has been widely used.
Psychomotor retardation was found in 78 subjects (87%) as a result of examination performed by the Denver developmental screening test.
In 2006, the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy recommending that physicians include developmental surveillance at all well-child visits and use a standardized developmental screening test for well-child visits at 9, 18, and 30 months (Pediatrics 2006; 118:405-20).
The Canadian Guide to Clinical Preventive Health Care (21) recommended against screening with the Denver Developmental Screening Test and stated evidence was insufficient to support either the inclusion or exclusion of other screening tools.
Then they assessed each child's cognitive development using adaptations of the MacArthur Communicative Development Inventory at 15 months and the Denver Developmental Screening Test at 18 months.

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