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.

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)

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.

List of assessment tools available to preview from the Clearinghouse

Adaptive/Functional Skills

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


  • Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation
  • Hodson Assessment of Phonological Patterns-3 (HAPP-3)


  • Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales


  • Mac Arthur-Bates Communicative Development Inventories
  • Pre-School Language Scale (PLS 4 or 5)
  • Receptive Expressive Emergent Language Scale
  • Reynell Developmental Language Scales
  • Rosetti Infant Toddler Language Scale


  • Assessment Evaluation & Programming System (AEPS)
  • Battelle Developmental Inventory
  • Bayley Scales of Infant Development-3
  • Developmental Assessment of Young Children-2 (DAYC-2)
  • Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (ELAP)
  • Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA)
  • Mullen Scales of Early Learning (MSEL)
  • Transdisciplinary Play Based Assessment-2 (TPBA-2)


  • Peabody Developmental/Motor Scales-2
  • Test of Infant Motor Performance (TIMP)


  • Infant Toddler Sensory Profile

Social Emotional

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