Measures for Children with Developmental Disabilities


Measurement of outcomes and their determinants is essential in informing decisions about treatment, and targeting those who may benefit most.

This book uses the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF-CY) to identify the best measures to use to assess a child’s developmental disabilities. It presents and reviews outcome measures across a wide range of attributes that are applicable to children and youth with developmental disabilities.

  • The ‘go to’ reference on assessment tools and outcome measures for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities
  • Quickly identifies the best measures or outcomes for therapy needs assessment or service provision
  • Uses the ICF-CY framework therefore facilitates the retrieval of one or more measures that are directly related to the components of this widely used classification scheme
  • Each chapter includes tables that provide a capsule summary of the primary attributes of a subset of key measures for ease of reference

This book is invaluable for clinicians and educators seeking an appropriate, psychometrically sound measure in a particular domain of functioning that can be used with an individual child or target population. It’s also a useful resource for researchers in the field of childhood disability.


Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, psychologists, physicians, nurses, and others who provide services to infants, children and youth with developmental disabilities; researchers investigating research questions pertaining to the field of childhood disability, university-based students in health-profession programs with courses related to the assessment of children and youth with developmental disabilities.

Clinics in Developmental Medicine No. 194-5