Information For Parents
Welcome Parents and Families!
There is much on this site to help parents who are wondering how well their child is learning, developing, and behaving compared to other children of the same age.
If your child has not been carefully tested already, you will find a helpful starting place here.. If your child is less than 8 years old, you can take several tests on our site to help you. The tests are approved by the American Academy of Pediatrics. There is a small fee for this service. The short tests explore:
- Your concerns about your child and whether these relate to likely difficulties
- Your child’s milestones and skills and whether your child is able to do the same things as most children his or her age
- Whether your child (if between 17 and 48 months of age) has possible symptoms of autism spectrum disorder
Please note that these tests do not provide a diagnosis. We provide screening tests that simply suggest whether or not there are probable difficulties that need further testing.The results of these tests will tell you:
- Whether your child needs additional testing
- What kinds of services may be helpful
- How to find local services
- Where to finding parenting information so you can help your child at home.
You will receive:
- a copy of your child's test results
- a referral letter you can take to your child’s health care provider or to other services
- a summary report you can keep
To take the tests, click here.
If your child is 8 years or older:
- It is best to ask your child’s school to provide screening
- If the schools do not have good tools, you can direct them to two tools on this site they can use. One is a measure of well-being, behavior, and attention. The other is a measure of school skills.
- If you wish to screen your child yourself, you can download these measures, administer, score, and interpret yourself. But note: this is not easy since both were designed for professionals.
- For either of the above options, click here and download the two measures at the bottom of the page, The Pediatric Symptom Checklist, and the Safety Word Inventory and Literacy Screener