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

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


  • 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)