Screening devices are brief, easy-to-administer assessments that evaluate a vast array of cognitive, social, emotional, behavioral, motor, language, and other behaviors and skills” (Howard, V. F., & Aiken, E. , 2015, p.149).In this discussion forum we will take a look at some specific screeners in order to better understand how we can use them to help children meet and exceed their developmental milestones. There are three parts to this discussion.
Step 1: To help you decide which screening assessments you want to further explore, make sure to read section 5.4 of your course text. Then, choose one commonly used screening assessment from three different developmental domains located in the chart below. You do not need to purchase any screeners to complete this discussion, but instead just need to read the information on the website to understand the purpose of the screener.