by Stephen B. McCarney, Ed.D.
Tamara J. Athaud, PhD.
The Preschool Evaluation Scale-Second Edition (PES-2) is based on the most commonly recognized domains of child development identified in the federal definition of developmental delays (PL 99-457). Each subscale is associated with one of the developmental domains: Large Muscle Skills, Small Muscle Skills, Cognitive Thinking, Expressive Language Skills, Social/Emotional, and Self-Help Skills. The PES-2 provides educators, diagnosticians, pediatricians, and psychologists with a measure of child development from 0 through 72 months of age. The PES-2 contributes to the early identification, intervention, and remediation of a child’s developmental delays.
Internal consistency, test-retest, and inter-rater reliability; item analysis; and content, criterion-related, diagnostic, and construct validity are documented and reported for the scale.
The PES-2 School and Home Versions are completed by a parent/guardian or educational personnel in the home or as part of an educational screening activity. For early and efficiently gained developmental information, the PES-2 is a must for all preschool screening.
Characteristics and Components of the PES-2
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