Assessment Tools

Early childhood assessment is a tool used to gather and provide early intervention providers, educators, and families with critical information about a child’s development and growth. Here we have included information and resources about early childhood assessment.

IDHS Approved Assessment Instruments – note that this list does not include tools that can be used until May 30, 2024. Please see the 10-25-2023 Provider Information Notice for full details.

Assessment kits are available for in-library preview only. Please schedule an appointment to view these items.

Adaptive/Functional Skills

  • Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)/PEDI-CAT
  • Scales of Independent Behavior – Revised


  • Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation, third edition
  • Hodson Assessment of Phonological Patterns – 3


  • Pre-School Language Scale – 5
  • Receptive Expressive Emergent Language Scale – 4
  • Rossetti Infant Toddler Language Scale


  • Peabody Developmental/Motor Scales-3
  • Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)


  • Sensory Profile – 2


  • Assessment Evaluation & Programming System 3 (AEPS3)
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory – 3
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development – 4
  • Carolina Curriculum for Infants and Toddlers
  • Developmental Assessment of Young Children-2 (DAYC-2)
  • Developmental Profile – 4
  • Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (ELAP) – 3
  • Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP)
  • Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA)
  • Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL)
  • Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment-2 (TPBA-2)

Social Emotional

  • Devereux Early Childhood Assessment for Infants and Toddlers (DECA I/T)
  • Scales of Independent Behavior-Revised
  • Temperament & Atypical Behavior Scale (TABS)

Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ3, free online access)

Developmental Screening and Assessment
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.

Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (MCHAT, free online access)

    Reviewed: 2/13/2024