Screening Tools - Child Developmental Inventories (CDI)

The Child Developmental Inventories are included in this list as their validity is comparable to that of other tools. They are less widely used, likely due to the time commitment required by both parents (30 minutes) and providers (10 minutes). However, for some practices they may be a good fit.

A Child Development Review-Parent Questionnaire is also available; 32 questions require 10-20 minutes to complete. Sensitivity is low (68%) and specificity is adequate (88%).

  • Uses parent information
  • Cost: $72 for the first 25 forms, then $1 per screen
  • Time: 30 minutes for parents, 10 minutes for providers
  • Languages: English and Spanish
  • Age Range: 15 months- 6 years
  • Sensitivity 80%
  • Specificity 96%