Denver Development Screening Test (DDST)
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DDST; Denver II
The Denver Developmental Screening Test, first published in 1967 (Frankenburg & Dodds, 1967), was one of the first screening tools developed to identify young children at risk for developmental delay and disability. It’s format was similar to the construction of pediatric growth charts, with 105 developmental items for children from birth to 6 years of age aligned chronologically along horizontal age lines, divided into four discrete developmental domains: personal-social, fine motor-adaptive, language, and gross motor. Bar graphs for each developmental item reflect the ages at which 25%, 50%, 75%, and 90% of typically developing children in the standardization sample completed the task. Because of criticisms related to low sensitivity in identifying children with speech and language delays, it was revised to add more language items, restandardized, and remarketed as the Denver II in 1992 (Frankenburg, Dodds, Archer, Shapiro, & Bresn ...
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- Denver Development Screening Test (DDST)
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- Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders
- pp 857-858
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- 1. Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology Yale University School of Medicine, Chief, Child Psychiatry Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven Child Study Center
- Prof. Robin Hansen M.D. (06131)
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- 06131. Pediatrics, Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, M.I.N.D. Institute/UCDavis, 2825 50th Street, Sacramento, CA, 95817, USA
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