Purpose: Quickly identify developmental strengths and weaknesses in five key areas and offer suggested activities for remediation
Age: Birth – 21.11
Time: 20 – 40 minutes
The Developmental Profile™ 4 (DP-4) is a comprehensive assessment instrument with a simple yes-or-no response format that includes 190 test items, each describing a particular skill. The respondent indicates whether or not the child has mastered the skill in question.
Within each of the five scales on the interview form, start and stop rules are used, so you don’t have to administer all items. Each scale has its own norms, so you don’t have to use all five scales if you’re interested in just one area of development. Additionally, there’s an intervention activity for every item.
The Developmental Profile™ 4 (DP-4) can help you:
The DP-4 measures development across five scales:
The DP-4 can be used for a wide range of referral questions related to child development. It’s a great way to investigate puzzling behaviour, respond to parental concerns, or follow up on teacher observations. The test can lead to answers even when you only have a hunch that the child may have a problem. The DP-4 can be completed by multiple raters to provide a more complete picture of how the child displays skills in different settings.
The DP-4 is an excellent way to identify developmental strengths and weaknesses. Its norms-based standard scores allow you to compare children’s functioning with that of their peers and design interventions that meet their particular needs. The growth scores allow for monitoring their progress over time.
Test Online (available in 2020)
With the WPS Online Evaluation System, you can administer the DP-4 online. Score and report instantly, and create customised intervention plans.