Choosing a Tool for Your Office

It’s up to the individual practice to determine which tool best suits its need, based on cost, available time, and the community it serves. Ask yourself and your staff the following questions:

  • Will your patients want in depth questions?
  • Will they want to report on specific tasks a child does or does not do?
  • What is the literacy level of your typical patient?
  • Do you prefer an age-specific tool or the same tool for all ages?
  • Do you prefer a parent report or do you want to observe the child’s skills?

If you can, conduct a pilot program to try out the tool that best matches your practice operation and patient needs.