PEDStest.com, LLC holds the international copyright for two developmental-behavioral screening tests and PEDStest Online, LLC holds the international copyright for their electronic applications:

  • Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
  • PEDS: Developmental Milestones (PEDS:DM)
  • PEDS Online

PEDStest.com, LLC is the sole copyright holder and purveyor of print versions of PEDS and the PEDS:DM within North America the United States of America and whereever foreign rights/co-publishing agreements have not been established.

PEDStest Online is the sole purveyor of electronic applications of PEDS and the PEDS:DM and is responsible for foreign language translations/licensing, and international co-publishing agreements.

PEDStest regularly donates usage of the PEDS Tools to developing nations as well as the following organizations:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,
  • CDC,
  • NAPNAP,
  • AMCHP

Meet Our Staff


  • Frances Page Glascoe, Ph.D.

    Dr. Glascoe is the author of PEDS, co-author of the PEDS:DM, and has conducted abundant research on these measures as well as other screening tools. For 12 years she directed the rotation in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Vanderbilt University and is the recipient of the American Academy of Pediatrics Dale Richmond Award for contributions in child development.

    Dr. Glascoe is a Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. She has a one child (well, a young adult actually) who is a costumer at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

    Curriculum Vitae

  • Helen Anglin Shouse, CEO

    Helen Anglin Shouse is the Chief Executive Officer of Ellsworth and Vandermeer Press, LLC/PEDStest.com, and PEDStest Online, LLC based in Nolensville, Tennessee. Helen directs all aspects of publishing, company administration, and all things financial including taxes and budgeting. She also oversees translation licensing, co-publishing arrangements, research licensing, content licensing and PEDS Online licenses. She has been with Ellsworth & Vandermeer Press since 2003 and has four grown children.

  • Amy Thomas, President of PEDStest Online and PEDS

    Amy Thomas oversees all aspects of customer support for PEDS online and PEDS in print from the ordering process to product delivery. She helps direct PEDS Online, our electronic application of PEDS, the PEDS:DM, and the MCHAT-R. Amy helps with content licensing and PEDS Online licenses. She is also responsible for accounts receivable and payable for all print customers as well as managing print inventory. Amy and her husband Bill have 3 children and live in Nolensville, TN.

  • Shirley Kathryn Woods, M.A., Translations, Research, Typesetting and Graphics

    Shirley Kathryn Woods is Director for research and translation issues, working with professionals interested in research projects and translations of PEDS/PEDS:DM materials; and moderator of the PEDS Discussion List. She is also our graphic designer and designed PEDS/PEDS:DM Forms and the tests' manuals. SK and her husband Tim have three lovely children, two horses, a flock of chickens, various pets, and assorted wild birds and live in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.

  • Anne Gilmour, Billing and Translations

    Anne is in charge of billing for PEDStest Online customers. She also assists in acquiring translations, issuing research licenses, organizing language-groups and finding qualified translators. Her "happy place" is anywhere outdoors.

  • Tushar Gugnani, Software Engineer

    Tushar is responsible for all aspects of development and updates to the PEDS Online service; he maintains, manages, and expands the current code base for PEDS Online. In addition, he regularly consults on site security, design, architecture, functionality, back-end administration, server management, & database development. Tushar has completed a Bachelors of Engineering in IT from India (Nagpur University) and Masters in IT from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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    Paul Smith, System Administrator/Developer/Consultant

    Paul is responsible for general system administration as well as consulting and supporting various PEDStest Online initiatives. He has over 30 years of combined experience in sales, customer service, information technology, business administration and more. Paul earned his B.S. degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University and an MBA in Technology & Healthcare Management, a B.S. in Information Technology & Software Engineering and a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Phoenix.

  • Nick Robertshaw, PEDStest Online's Pioneer Developer and PEDS:DM Co-author

    The late Nick Robertshaw co-wrote PEDS:Developmental Milestones and created the text- based scoring software engine for PEDS Online screening services. Nick's wife Terry, is the voice you hear on several of our online videos. Nick's many talents: warmth, kindness, humor, wisdom, brilliance, and creativity are hugely missed by his wife, son, many friends, and colleagues.