The Developmental Profile 3 (DP-3) allows practitioners to quickly screen a child (birth-12 years 11 months) for developmental delays in five key areas
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While a parent interview is the preferred method of administration, the DP-3 offers an alternative that's useful when a face-to-face meeting is not possible. The Parent/Caregiver Checklist contains the same item content as the Interview Form (the language has been altered slightly). The checklist can be completed, without supervision, by the child's parent or other caregiver who is knowledgeable about the child's functioning.
The DP-3 Parent/Caregiver Checklist is completed by the parent/caregiver, which is then returned to the examiner for scoring. Instead of being interviewed and the examiner marking "YES" or "NO" in relation to if children possess the skill (YES) or they have not yet mastered the ability (NO) of the task covered in each administration item, the parent/caregiver will mark their responses on their own.