Can preschool developmental screening identify children at risk for school problems?

Bayoglu B. U. , Bakar E. E. , Kutlu M., Karabulut E., Anlar B.

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, vol.83, pp.613-617, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2006.12.001
  • Title of Journal : EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.613-617


Screening preschool children for potential school problems may allow early intervention. Children beginning first grade (N=980) were tested with Denver II. All with normal/ questionable results had satisfactory school performance while 26% of those with abnormal Denver II had tow school scores. 43%, 27% and 0% of children with abnormal, questionable, and normal Denver II respectively had IQ<90 on WISC-R (p=0.05). Preschool Denver II can be recommended for populations at risk. (C) 2006 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.