The Screening Tool Finder can help you identify tools to screen or assess for child development, perinatal depression, social drivers of health, and more.
The AAP does not approve nor endorse any specific tool for screening purposes. This table is not exhaustive, and other screening tools may be available. The STAR Center resources focus on early childhood screening. Therefore, the target population for the tools listed below is children aged 0 to 5 years. For best results, it is recommended that users review available instruction manuals prior to administering, scoring, and analyzing results of the scoring tools. While times are listed in the table below, the amount of time that it takes to complete screening and scoring will vary. Availability of a tool in multiple languages does not correlate to validation of the tool in such languages. For some tools, especially those that measure social determinants of health, extensive validation studies are not yet available.
If you have any questions or would like further assistance in selecting a tool, developing a screening process, or learning more about the importance of screening, contact the STAR Center.