The Denver Developmental Screening Test was designed by Dr. William F. Frankenburg in Colorado to be used with apparently well children between birth and 6 yearsto cover needs of a low budget and easy test to detect and help prevent developmental difficulties. Objectives: • Study and administration of test • Calculate and record age line • Identify portion oftest which to begin • Identify pass/fail criteria • Rate child’s behavior during test • Identify scores • Interpret test results Materials:
• Small bell • Red yarn • Rattle • Small glass bottle •Raisins • 2.5 cm wooden
• Denver Protocol Sheet • Tennis ball • Pencil • Drawings plates • Letter size sheets
cubes *Important: This is not an IQ test – 126 tasks/items: 1.Personal-Social: getting along with people and caring for personal needs 2. Fine Motor-Adaptive: eye-hand coordination, manipulation of small objects and problem-solving 3. Language: hearing, understanding,and using language 4. Gross Motor: sitting, walking, jumping, and overall large muscle movement Applications: • Provides an organized, clinical impression of a child’s overall development • Alertsregarding the potential for developmental difficulties • Provides comparisons with other children • Not recommended as a predictor of later development Draw age line from top to bottom of page – Date oftest ______ year ____ month ___ day Date of birth ______ year ____ month ___ day Difference _________________________________ equals exact age ______ years ____ months___ days In each sector,administer • 3 items nearest to the left of age line • all items on (intersecting) the age line • continue until 3 ‘fails’ occur *Three trials are allowed to perform each item After test, record Test BehaviorRating Item Scoring: “P” for PASS, the child successfully performs or the caregiver reports (as appropriate) “F” for FAIL, the child does not successfully perform an item or the caregiver reports...