Each tool will be discussed on the following pages. Some of the tools are designed to screen the very young while others screen older youth and young adults and some screen for specific clinical conditions, such as autism disorders, substance abuse, or depression. In general, the screening tools are designed to be completed by the parent or the older youth/young adult patient him- or herself. Most can be completed in five to 10 minutes.
Providers do not have to acquire and use every tool. Instead, providers should select tools based on the needs of their patient population.
- Ages and Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)
- Brief Infant-Toddler Social & Emotional Assessment (BITSEA)
- Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers (M-CHAT) (Screen for autism disorders)
- Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
- Pediatric Symptom Checklist and Pediatric Symptom Checklist - Youth Report (PSC, Y-PSC)
- Strengths & Difficulties Questionnaire
- CRAFFT (Screen for substance abuse)
- Patient Health Questionnaire 9 (PHQ-9) (Screen for depression)
- The MassHealth Approved Screening Tools (PDF).
This information is provided by MassHealth.