Pointers from Practice: How One Office Chose Its Tool
At Boston Children’s Hospital, we chose the Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) for reasons specific to our setting.
- Our population speaks multiple languages and the tool is already translated into many of them (although it’s not necessarily normed).
- Our population has a high rate of illiteracy or low literacy and the PEDS is the easiest to complete.
- Residents only attend clinic 1 session per week, and a tool such as the ASQ with 19 versions for different ages would not be mastered by residents – and we did not want different tools used for staff and residents.
In the subsequent modules, we will discuss the PEDS and our experience with it in greater depth.