Conducting a Developmental Assessment in Young Children


Aylward, G. P. (2020). Conducting a Developmental Assessment in Young Children. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 46(3).


Developmental assessment of infants and toddlers presents a host of clinical challenges, many of which are unique to this age range. These include determining whether the child has a delay or a deficit, selecting the proper assessment tools, and accurately interpreting the findings. This process has four components: administration of structured items, direct observations, caregiver report, and history.

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