The importance of involving parents in the assessment of their young children’s development has long been recognized as an integral part of developmental screening (Frankenburg & Dodds, 1967) and diagnosis (Gesell & Amatruda, 1954). This paper describes a method for reviewing young children’s developmental progress that stresses parent involvement and the utilization of parental information about the child’s development. The purpose of the Development Review is to review the child’s progress with the parent (usually the mother) in a way that is beneficial for the parents of both normally functioning and developmentally disabled children. In addition, it includes a mechanism for identifying children who are developmentally delayed.
KeywordsDevelopmental Screening Mental Review Developmental Review Significant Developmental Delay Structure Interview Format
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