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    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.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Specialist Medical ReviewerLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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