Reference Cervantes, R. C., Fisher, D. G., Cordova, D., & Napper, L. (2012). The Hispanic Stress Inventory-Adolescent Version: A culturally informed psychosocial assessment. Psychological Assessment, 24 (1), 187-196. Reply 2 - Vares Harris As a mother and grandmother, your approach in developing questions for both the caregiver AND child speaks loudly of the respect you are demonstrating in caring for this child. I was also intrigued by the screening instrument you chose – the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Being able to quickly and efficiently screen for developmental delays during well checks rather than having to rely on a more cumbersome assessment such as the Denver Developmental Screening would mean more consistent assessments and perhaps identifying delays sooner. As I reviewed the site for this screening though I was a bit disappointed by two things. First, the screening is rather pricy. I imagine it would be difficult for public health clinics to purchase and use the instrument. Second, the website showed pictures of almost exclusively White children and parents. You cannot view the actual instrument on the website, but if I were a Hispanic or African American parent, I might wonder if the information is culturally competent. Although Ball, Dains, Flynn, Solomon and Stewart (2015), remind the provider physical characteristics such as color are
not synonymous with culture, it would seem to me as a parent I should see children such as mine represented. If not, I might wonder if the instrument was appropriate for my child. Any thoughts on these limitations? References Ball, J. W., Dains, J. E., Flynn, J. A., Solomon, B. S., & Stewart, R. W. (2015). Seidel’s guide to physical examination. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
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