This guide, available for downloading at right, provides standardization details about each of the screening instruments that were reviewed. This information is valuable to practitioners who want to examine the diversity of young children included in the studies that lead to the development of the tests, and who are interested in the data that pertain to clinical settings.
The guide includes the following information:
- Date of publication of manual
- Size of the standardization sample
- Characteristics of the standardization sample including: inclusion of physically healthy children and/or children at biologic or environmental risk; whether there was diversity in age, sex, ethnicity
- Whether the manual includes detailed information concerning the application of the instrument in practice including: how to administer; how to score; how to implement in the context of a pediatric practice setting; and how to use the data to inform follow-up in pediatric practice.
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