Children grow and develop very fast. It is not always easy to know whether or not they are developing typically and meeting developmental milestones.
As the parent of a child who is between the ages of 6 and 12 years, you might be worried about a certain behavior that your child is displaying -- only to find out that this type of behavior is typical for a child who is the same age as your child.
On the other hand, you might feel that a particular behavior that did not concern you at a previous time is now a problem and should be addressed right away, either by yourself or by a professional.
If you do worry about your child’s development, the following questionnaire will help you pinpoint where these concerns about your child lie. It will also guide you to the appropriate professionals and/or agencies that you should contact.
This questionnaire contains information about possible concerns about your child's overall development between the ages of 6 and 12 years old. This questionnaire is for you to fill out, and to share it with someone of your trust. Because it is a pdf document, it must be printed and only you will know the responses to it. There is no risk for someone else looking at this questionnaire.
We advise you to start with this set of questions. They will help you find out if you need to find out more about specific information about worries or concerns about your child’s development.
Please note that this questionnaire is NOT a test of your child’s abilities. It is only meant to be used as a guide that will help you determine whether or not your child is developing typically.
This questionnaire does not replace professionals such as child psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, early childhood teachers or physicians. If you are concerned about your child’s development, we advise you to seek professional help as soon as possible. This website provides you with different agencies and resources where you can go for help in your community.
- This section contains general statements about different aspects of your child development that may be of your concern.
- For example, you may find that you are very concerned about some aspects of your child development in one area such as motor skills. At the same time you may have a little bit of (or slight) concern for your child’s language skills, and that you have no concerns about your child’s emotional development.
- Please check one of the boxes for each item. As you go through this section, check all the items that are relevant for you.
SECTION A. MOTOR: END OF KINDERGARTEN
- The following questions relate to your child’s motor skills. The skills are in sequential order; for example the item that describes “running” is listed earlier on in the list than “jumping”.
- In this section, there is specific information about your child’s motor skills, that is, your child’s ability to use his/her hands, move around and be as independent as his/her age permits.
- Please indicate how much you agree to each of these statements by checking one of the boxes for each question:
A1. Motor Fine: End of Kindergarten
I am (very much/somewhat/slightly, not) concerned that my (5-6 year-old) child does not