Pediatrics Book


Child Development Inventory

Aka: Child Development Inventory, CDI Questionnaire
  1. Indications
    1. Developmental Screening in ages 15 months to 6 years
  2. Background
    1. Developed at University of Minnesota in 1994 by Harold Ireton, PhD
    2. With the Infant Development Inventory, this replaces the Minnesota Child Development Inventory (MCDI)
    3. A shorter screening version is available as the Child Development Review
  3. Disadvantages
    1. Long survey: 300 questions
  4. Description
    1. Available in English and Spanish
    2. Parents complete in 30-50 minutes (written at 7th-8th grade level)
  5. Efficacy
    1. Test Sensitivity: 80%
    2. Test Specificity: 70%
    3. Initial testing with 568 white children, from working-class families in St. Paul
    4. Validated
  6. Resources
    1. CDR/IDI Website

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