Behavioural and General Developmental Screening Tools
Time required to complete
4 months to 5 years
These questionnaires assess a child’s global development: gross motor, fine motor, language functions and social-emotional development, adaptive skills. Screening tool for developmental delay and to identify specific strengths and weaknesses a child may present
15 months to 16 years
Requires permission for use
Used for children 16 months to 6 years of age to assess development in 8 areas of functioning including cognitive and language.
Parent, teacher, caregiver
5–25 minutes depending on type of assessment
To assess a child’s social, emotional, behavioural development.
Physician with patient
Provides questions to ask of adolescents that may point out areas of concern. This tool may be used to identify risky behaviours as well as for health promotion (seat belt, helmet, protective gear use).
Up to 6 years
Under 5 minutes
For purchase in several languages
Examines 13 key developmental stages.
Birth to 11 years
Permission required to use.
Used to screen for developmental delays in children
Permission required for use.
Assesses factors associated with adolescent resilience such as: parental support/expectations, peer relationships, community cohesiveness, commitment to learning, school culture, cultural sensitivity, self-control, empowerment, self-concept, social sensitivity