Developmental Screening in Early Childhood
Few developmental tests are known to be culturally bias-free. When administering tests to members of culturally diverse groups, it is essential to be sensitive and well informed.
Be sure to:
American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures recommend screening all young children with a validated developmental screening tool at:
Validated Screening Tools
Identifying and monitoring developmental status is more accurate when providers use validated screening tools.
American Academy of Pediatrics and Bright Futures recommend screening with an autism-specific tool at:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend screening all children for autism spectrum disorders during well-child visits at:
Autism Screening Tools