It is very important for your child to be screened and evaluated at every doctor visit to make sure that they are reaching their developmental milestones. Early detection of disorders in your child’s development is very important in order to help her or him with developmental problems as early as possible.
Early detection leads to early evaluation which, in turn lead to early intervention services and therapies to help your child in areas they need help in. Areas of a child’s development that are evaluated include gross motor, fine motor, speech and communication, personal social, and cognitive (learning, thinking, and problem solving).
Your child has not reached the milestones or abilities you expect him or her to have reached.
Your child appears to have lost abilities or milestones he or she once had.
Your child does not speak or make sounds you expect for her or his age.
Your child does not move his body or limbs or hands as you may expect her or him to for his age.
Your child does not seem to hear or understand you when you speak to her or him.
There are other aspects of your child’s development that are out of the expected range.
Your child’s doctor or other healthcare provider has informed you that your child’s development is not where it should be.
The PEDS (Parents Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) (© Frances Glascoe, PEDStest.com, LLC, 2013), is an initial developmental screening test to help you determine whether your child needs any further evaluation or management for children ages from birth to 8 years. The PEDS:DM(©Frances Page Glascoe, PEDStest.com, LLC, 2013), is a brief, reliable accurate indicator of children's skills across all developmental domains and is used for children 0 through 8 years. It evaluates expressive language, receptive language, fine motor, gross motor, social-emotional, self-help, academics in both reading and math (older children).
The Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (M-CHAT-R; Robins, Fein, & Barton, 2009) is a parent-report screening tool to assess risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children 16 to 30 months of age and is available along with the PEDS and PEDS:DM for children ages 18 months to 4 years. The use of these instruments alone should not be used to make diagnoses and/or therapeutic decisions. They are screening tests and must be followed up by further consultation and testing with the child’s licensed and qualified provider(s).
The PEDS test is highly accurate: sensitivity and specificity range from 70% to 95% across domains and across age levels.
PEDS: 10 questions - about 5 minutes.PEDS DM: 6-8 questions - about 5 minutes.MCHAT-R: 20 questions - about 10 minutes.
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PEDS results indicate whether there is a risk for developmental or behavioral problems, Results of the PEDS: DM indicate if whether milestones have been met or not, and the results of the MCHAT-R indicate if there is a risk for the autism spectrum disorder.
Click "Purchase Test" to pay by credit card.After payment, you will receive access to the Parent Portal for PEDS to complete a single test for your child.Click on the link you'll see on your screen:https://pedstestonline.com/login.Enter the username and password you see on your screen.
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