Developmental tools used during routine well-child visits

The following questionnaires endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) can help a health professional 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
  • 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, adolescents, and young adults or in a child any age with a mild condition. However, when used routinely, they can help identify subtle developmental delays that may otherwise be missed.

Last Updated: May 19, 2008

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Fred Volkmar, MD - Child Psychiatry

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