Tool to assess cognitive and language development in two year olds

ScienceDaily | 8/12/2019 | Staff
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Researchers at the University of Warwick collaborated with colleagues at Leicester, Oxford, Birmingham and University College London to standardise the PARCA-R as part of research funded by Action Medical Research. Anonymised data from over 6,000 PARCA-R questionnaires completed by parents of two-year old children in three previous studies were used as a standardisation sample. This sample was representative of the UK population in terms of sex, gestational age, multiple birth, ethnicity and socio-economic status. Anonymised data from three further studies were used to assess external validity of the standardised scores.

Standardisation of the PARCA-R will enable it to be used to quantify a child's developmental level relative to the UK population of two-year olds, and identify advanced or delayed development. It is freely available for parents to use and has been translated into...
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