Article Review Using the Denver Developmental Screening Test (2nd Edition)

Posted on: April 26, 2020 | By: childebrand2 | Filed under: Denver Developmental Screening Test-2nd ed (DDST-II), T&M Tools

Title: Assessment of the Neuropsychomotor Development in the First Year of Life of Premature Infants with and without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Authors: Letycia Vieira Silva, Lúcio Dorges de Araújo, Vivian Mara Gonçalves de Oliveira Azevedo Citation: Silva LV, Araújo LB, Azevedo VM. Assessment of the Neuropsychomotor Development in the First Year of Life of Premature Infants with and without Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Rev Bras Ter Intensiva. 2018;30(2):174-180. DOI: 10.5935/0103-507X.20180023 Purpose: The purpose of this study was to look at infants that were born premature, weighing less than 3.3 lbs (1,500g) and with or without bronchopulmonary dysplasia to compare the neuropsychomotor development (NPMD) of these infants during their first year of life. Study Population/Methods: Between January 1, 2014 and December 30, 2015, a cross sectional retrospective study was performed in Brazil. Researchers looked in the medical archive of a university hospital in Minas Gerais. During the study period, there were 239 infants born…

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Denver Development Screening Test II article summary

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | By: khocevar | Filed under: Denver Developmental Screening Test-2nd ed (DDST-II), T&M Tools

“Position of pelvis in the 3rd month of life predicts further motor development” by Gajewska et al (2018) Summary In this study, authors investigated whether certain predictors from a 3-month observation- based, therapeutic evaluation could predict development in infants at the 9-month age mark. The purpose of the article was to describe how the authors intended to define elements of postural control and developmental motor skills measured at 3 months to best project defining characteristics for motor function at 9 months old. The study population included 422 children, of those 292 infants born full-term and 130 born pre-term. The researchers used previously-established therapeutic evaluation techniques to examine 3-month-old children, both in the supine and prone positions (Gajewski et al 2013). At 9 months, a neurological examination using the Denver Development Screening Test II (DDST II) was conducted by a neurologist who was unaware of the previous 3-month evaluation findings. The…

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Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: acook15 | Filed under: Denver Developmental Screening Test-2nd ed (DDST-II), Predictive, T&M Tools

Okulöncesi, P. K. B. (2016). Prevalence and patterns of psychiatric disorders in preschool children referred to an outpatient psychiatry clinic. Anatolian Clinic. 2016 Jan; 21(1): 42-47 There has been a drastic improvement in understanding psychiatric disorders in adults especially, and even in children, but preschoolers fall into an extremely understudied population. The purpose of this research article was to determine the prevalence and patterns of psychiatric disorders in preschoolers (less than 72 months old) referred to an outpatient psychiatric clinic in Trabzon, Turkey. As stated in the article, “these early disorders are associated with impairment in multiple developmental domains, including cognitive, social and emotional functioning.” This is why it is imperative to get a better understanding of these diagnoses early in life in order to promote the best outcomes for each child. 200 preschoolers, both male and female, were evaluated using the K-SADS-P and additionally the DDST-II if development screening…

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DDST-II: Denver Developmental Screening Test, 2nd Edition

Posted on: March 16, 2015 | By: achristian5 | Filed under: Denver Developmental Screening Test-2nd ed (DDST-II)

Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision*:  Denver Developmental Screening Test 2nd ed (DDST II)  1960, 1990 Author (s): Frankenburg, WK, Dodds, J., Archers, P., Shapiro, H., Bresnick, B.. Source (publisher or distributor, address): Produced by Denver Developmental Materials, Inc More information and products can be found at Phone:  1-800-419-4729 Costs (booklets, forms, kit): The following items and others can be found at : Test Forms: $40 Training manual–$40 Test kit–$100 Technical manual–$45 Complete package–$160 Training DVD–$220. Availability: Materials can be purchased at: Purpose: screening for developmental problems to confirm suspected problems using an objective measure; to monitor children at risk for developmental delay. Type of Test:  First-level comprehensive screening. Target Population and Ages: birth to 6 years of age. Time Requirements: takes about 20-30 min to administer and interpret. Test Administration Administration: trained professional—clinical, teacher or early childhood professional. Administrators are to have child perform easies tasks first and praise the child’s efforts despite success…

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