The Survey of the Well-being of Young Children (SWYC)

CPP Cohort 4

The Survey of the Well-being of Young Children (SWYC)* is a screening instrument used to assess development of children ages 65 months and under, as well as family risk factors.  It covers three domains of functioning: development, behavior and emotion, and family risk factors.  The SWYC is broken down into age ranges, and the cutoff scores for development vary by age range.  Depending on the child’s age, the SWYC is composed of an assortment of six questionnaires: Developmental Milestones, Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC), Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC), Parent’s Observation of Social Interactions (POSI), Family Questions, and/or Parent’s Concerns.

Developmental Milestones:

Descriptive Statistics: Pre- and post-treatment assessment measure means, standard deviations, and standard errors for the 2-months, 4-months, 6-months, 9-months, 12-months, 15-months, 18-months, 24-months, 30-months, 36-months, 48-months, and 60 months scores for the Developmental Milestones questionnaire are listed in the table below, as well as the range of possible scores.  Of note, no clients fell in the age groups for the 2-months, 4-months, 6-months, 9-months, 12-months, and 15-months versions of the Developmental Milestones Questionnaire; therefore, data for these versions are not represented in this table.

SWYC: Descriptive Statistics

*Cut scores indicating that review is needed vary based on client’s specific age in months; therefore, there are multiple cut scores within each category
**Means are not represented because the measure for the age group was not given at pre- and/or post-treatment (no children were in this age group when the measure was administered)
***Standard deviations and standard errors are not calculated because n=0 or n=1; therefore, there is not deviation or error in scores

Repeated Measures Analyses: Since child’s age determines the version of the measure given, it is possible that different versions were administered at pre- and post-treatment.  Therefore, scores are not compared across these two time-points.

Individual Clinically Significant Change: At pre-treatment, 30 clients were administered the Developmental Milestones questionnaire, using the appropriate version for their age at the time of administration.  4 of these 30 clients received the 60-month version, and there are not cut scores available, so these clients are not included in the next percentage. At pre-treatment, 12 of 26 clients (46%) had Developmental Milestones scores that indicated review was needed. Of note, 23 of these clients were missing post-treatment data (some were missing due to the client’s change in age by post-treatment requiring a different version/age range; hence, these clients’ pre- and post-treatment Developmental Milestones scores could not be compared due to different versions of the measure being used at each time-point).  Also, 2 clients received the 60-month version of the measure at post-treatment; no clinical cutoff is available for this age group.  At post-treatment, 3 of the remaining 5 clients (60%) had Developmental Milestones scores that indicated review was no longer needed.

 

*Perrin EC, Sheldrick C, Visco Z, Mattern K. The Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC) User’s Manual. Version 1.01. Retrieved from https://www.floatinghospital.org/The-Survey-of-Wellbeing-of-Young-Children/Manual-Training-Resources. Published March 4, 2016. Accessed June 17, 2018.

Sheldrick, R. C., & Perrin, E. C. (2013). Evidence-Based Milestones for Surveillance of Cognitive, Language, and Motor Development. Academic Pediatrics, 13(6), 577-586. DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.07.001.

Smith, N, Sheldrick, R.C., Perrin, E.C. (2012). An abbreviated screening instrument for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Infant Mental Health Jl. doi: 10.1002/imhj.21356. E-pub July 26, 2012.

Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Merchant, S., Neger, E.N., Murphy, J.M., & Perrin, E.C (2012). The Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC): Development and initial validation of a new social-emotional screening instrument. Academic Pediatrics, 12(5):456-67. PMID: 22921494.

Sheldrick, R.C., Henson, B.S., Neger, E.N., Merchant, S., Murphy, J.M., & Perrin, E.C (2012). The Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC): Development and initial validation of a new social-emotional screening instrument. Academic Pediatrics, epub ahead of print Oct 20 2012. PMID:23092547.

 

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