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Running head: SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 1 Add Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines Author Name(s), First M. Last, Omit Titles and Degrees Institutional Affiliation(s) Author Note Include any grant/funding information and a complete correspondence address.
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SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 2 Abstract The Denver Developmental Screening Test (DDST) is a screening test for cognitive and behavioral problems in children from birth until the age of 6. It was developed by William K. Frankenburg at the University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver, USA. It was first introduced by him and Josiah.B. Dobbs in 1967. The test is currently marketed by Denver Developmental Materials, Inc., in Denver, Colorado. There have been many criticism of this tool because of its widespread usage and this prompting a major revision and restandardization of the test. Hence, Denver II was developed in 1992. “The reasons for updating the DDST included; 1. The need for additional language items, 2. Questionable appropriateness of 1967 norms for 1990, 3. Changes in items that were difficult to administer or score, 4. Appropriateness of the test various subgroups and predicting later performance in children, 5. New methods for ensuring accurate administration and scoring of the test.” “The major additions to and differences between the Denver II and DDST are; 86% increase in language items, Two articulation items, A new age scale, A new category of item interpretation to identify milder delays, A behavior rating scale, New training materials.”
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SHORTENED TITLE UP TO 50 CHARACTERS 3 The purposes of the DDST and Denver II are to screen children or possible developmental problems and to verify suspected problems with an objective measure. The purpose of Denver II depend on the age of the child: Newborn Child: To determine if there is a neurological problem like cerebral palsy. Infants: To identify nature of the possible problems for the early intervantion. Children: To define academic and social problems in order to give en early intervention. Test Measures and Target Population The Denver II screens general development in four areas: Social - Personal: Aspects of socialisation inside and outside the home - eg, smiling. Fine motor function - Adaptive: Eye/hand co-ordination, problem solving and manipulation of small objects - eg, grasping and drawing. Language: Production of sounds, and ability to recognise, understand and use language - eg, ability to combine words Gross motor functions: Motor control, sitting, walking, jumping, and overall large muscle movements. Also included five items documenting “test behavior” to be completed after administration of the test. The Denver II is not an IQ test. Also, it is not designed to bring diagnostic labels or foresee future adaptive and intellectual abilities. The test is best used to compare a given child’s performance on a variety of tasks to the performance of other children of the same age. The appropriate population for the test is children between birth and 6 years of age. Trained
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  • Spring '17
  • Psychology, Type I and type II errors, Positive predictive value, Denver Developmental Screening Test, developmental screening

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