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    Developmental Tools Used During Routine Well-Child Visits

    Developmental Tools Used During Routine Well-Child Visits

    The following questionnaires are examples of some of the developmental tools a health professional can use to determine whether a child has any developmental delays :

    • Ages and Stages Questionnaire
    • BRIGANCE screens
    • Child development inventories (such as the Denver II and the Minnesota Child Development Inventory)
    • Parents' Evaluations of Development Status (PEDS)
    • Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT)

    Although these questionnaires are important, they may not consistently identify problems, such as autism , in older children, teens, and young adults or in a child any age who has a mild condition. But when used routinely, they can help identify subtle developmental delays that may otherwise be missed.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Primary Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical Reviewer Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
    Last Revised February 22, 2013

    Last Revised: February 22, 2013

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