A precise explanation of our tools and how they can be used are provided by the links below.

  • An Introduction to PEDS

    Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) — a surveillance and screening tool, for children 0 to 8 years, that elicits and addresses, with evidence-based support, parents’ concerns about development, behavior and mental health. PEDS saves time, promotes family collaboration and willingness to return for future visits. It is published in many languages and includes abundant information to support helping parents learn about child-rearing.

  • How PEDS Works

    Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) is designed to elicit and address parents' concerns about their child's development and health. Parents' concerns are as accurate as hands-on, milestones-type tools--but only if we ask well and know how to interpret parents' comments.

  • Where Is PEDS Used?

    A partial list of the current users of PEDS.

  • On A Home Visit

    As a home visitor you are an important member of the team of professionals responsible for monitoring child development. One of the critical aims of home visiting programs is to improve coordination of services – a vital necessity to empowering parents of young children identified with a developmental delay.

  • Organizing Your Office to Detect and Address Developmental and Behavioral Problems

    A list of recommendations for optimizing your office workflow to address PEDS issues.