In the (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamapediatrics/fullarticle/2722666?guestAccessKey=879c6c87-141e-48f8-8c95-4d684600a644) paper titled "Association Between Screen Time and Children's Performance on a Developmental Screening Test
," scientists from the University of Calgary evaluated children and mothers from their larger "All Our Families" study using an Ages and Stages Questionnaire.
Results of this study indicated that the DDST-II norms for Sri Lankan children differed from those of the United States, indicating that "original developmental screening test
norms may not be applicable to all child populations in the world" (p.
Can developmental screening test
identify children who are developmentally at risk?
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
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.
Seventy-two of the 325 children screened in the study (roughly 22%) were described as "having a known developmental behavioral disorder" (classified by an established diagnosis, current therapy, or special education services for the problem), and approximately 11% were "suspected to have a developmental behavioral disorder" (classified by caregiver concerns with supporting data, a CDI score of less than 70%, or a single failed developmental screening test
) (Petersen et al., 2009, p.
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.
The INPP Developmental Screening Test
and School Intervention Programme.
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.
On the other hand, it was stated that psychomotor retardation was found in 78 (87%) of a total of 90 subjects (not 267 subjects) with the Denver developmental screening test
in the"Results" part.