The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC) is a free, parent-report screening instrument for children under five years of age. The SWYC was developed to provide first-level screening for a wide range of developmental-behavioral domains in a single instrument: cognitive, language, motor milestones, social-emotional/behavioral functioning, as well as autism and family risk factors. The entire instrument requires 15 minutes to complete and is easy to score and interpret.

There is an age-specific SWYC form for each age on the pediatric periodicity schedule up to five years of age (2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months). Each of these 12 forms consists of questions appropriate for children in its designated age range.

The SWYC/MA is a modified version of the SWYC tool that incorporates the Edinburgh Post Natal Depression Scale (EPDS), a validated 10-item questionnaire to identify postpartum depression.  

All forms are available as free, downloadable PDFs on the SWYC website.

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