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Article
November 1982

The KIDS Chart: A Simple, Reliable Infant Development Screening Tool

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pediatrics and Community Health (Dr Holmes) and Biometry (Ms Hassanein), University of Kansas Medical Center, College of Health Sciences and Hospital, Kansas City.

Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(11):997-1001. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970470041012
Abstract

• We describe a screening tool for infant development, the Kansas Infant Development Screen (KIDS). Validity data showed a very high correlation between developmental and chronologic age in 111 normal infants (r=.986). Among 96 infants and young children with delayed development, the results from use of the KIDS chart were compared with those obtained from a detailed evaluation using the Michigan Developmental Programming for Infants and Young Children, and the correlation was again high (r=.979). Interobserver reliability between us and observers in five different pediatric settings showed high correlations (r=.997). This seems to be a sensitive and reliable developmental screen. It is simple, requires only a few minutes to administer, and is helpful in following up children with both normal and delayed development. It portrays the infant's developmental level in a format that is readily understood by both professional and lay people.

(Am J Dis Child 1982;136:997-1001)

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