The Survey of Well-Being of Young Children (SWYC)


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By Dr. Frederick B. Covington / The International Institute of Therapeutic Intervention and Learning and Dr. Frederick B. Covington. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.

The SWYC is a comprehensive, first-level developmental-behavioral screening instrument for children under 5 ½ years of age. It was designed to be completed by parents or other caregivers in the context of pediatric primary care visits, but can also be used in other settings, such as early child care and education, home visiting, and preschools. SWYC questions were written to be short, easy to read, and simple to answer from memory. The entire instrument takes most parents 10 minutes or less to complete. As a “first-level” screening instrument, the SWYC is designed to be used as an initial step in assessing children’s risk of developmental-behavioral issues, with positive screens followed up on through further conversation with the child’s caregiver.

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