• 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)
Holmes GE, Hassanein RS. The KIDS Chart: A Simple, Reliable Infant Development Screening Tool. Am J Dis Child. 1982;136(11):997–1001. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archpedi.1982.03970470041012
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