Pediatrics Book


Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children

Aka: Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children, SWYC
  1. Indications
    1. Comprehensive screening of children under age 5 years
  2. Components
    1. Developmental Milestones
      1. Validated against the 30 items on Ages and Stages Questionnaire
      2. Divided into 12 age segments from 2 months to 60 months
      3. Questions: 10 items
        1. Fine and gross motor development
        2. Language development
        3. Social development
        4. Cognitive development
    2. Social and emotional development
      1. Age <18 months (18 questions)
        1. Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC)
      2. Age 18-60 months (25 questions)
        1. Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC)
      3. All ages
        1. Additional parental concerns (2 questions)
    3. Autism screening
      1. Performed between ages 16 months and 30 months
      2. Questions: 7 item screening tool
        1. Parent’s Observations of Social Interactions (POSI)
    4. Family questions (social risks)
      1. Exposure to environmental risks
      2. Questions: 9 items regarding family members and social situation
        1. Major Depression
        2. Alcohol or Drug Abuse
        3. Domestic Violence
  3. Advantages
    1. Free to administer (no licensing fee)
    2. Brief survey (15 minutes)
    3. Simple reading level
    4. Available in multiple languages in addition to english including spanish
  4. Resources
    1. Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC)

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