This website offers a series of pre-screening questionnaires, to be used by families of children with and without identifiable special needs and the professionals who work with them. The questionnaires are divided into three main sections: Micro, Meso and Exo, following Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model.
The Micro questionnaire covers the development of children who are between the ages of birth to 12 years in the following areas:
- Motor development
- Social/emotional development
- Intellectual (cognitive) development
- Language development
- Adaptive development
The Meso questionnaire asks parents and professionals questions about emotional well-being and how well a family is coping with a child’s disorder or diagnosis.
The Exo questionnaire asks parents and professionals about availability of resources and funds, in their areas.
The questionnaires are available in the following languages: English, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Farsi, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese.
The questionnaires will help parents and professionals get a general idea about how well a child is doing, in all developmental areas. They will also guide the users to the public health unit that is closest to the child’s place of residence. Parents are encouraged to contact their public health nurse as soon as possible, if, after filling out these questionnaires, they feel that their child is not developing typically.
Parents and professionals can fill out the Micro and Meso questionnaires, and then print them out. They do not need to give out any identifying information, such as their names or email addresses. When it comes to the Exo questionnaire, parents and professionals are asked to fill out the questionnaire and submit the answers, along with the first three digits of their postal code. This will help us determine which services are available which area, and what is lacking in terms of services, in different geographic locations, in the province of BC.
PS: PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE QUESTIONNAIRES ARE PRE-SCREENING TOOLS ONLY, AND SHOULD NOT BE USED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO A THOROUGH ASSESSMENT BY A PROFESSIONAL.