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The Evidence Behind Developmental Screening Instruments

Macy, Marisa PhD

doi: 10.1097/IYC.0b013e31823d37dd
Original Study
ISEI Article

This research synthesis is a review of the literature on developmental screening measures used to identify young children with delays. Research on 14 commonly used tools to screen infants, toddlers, and preschoolers was examined. Findings may assist users and consumers in identifying developmental screening measures that have a body of evidence.

Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Correspondence: Marisa Macy, PhD, Lycoming College, 700 College Place, Williamsport, PA 17701 (

The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.

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