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Webinar: Unique Development score for monitoring child development

The Development Score (D-score) developed by TNO makes it possible to capture and compare the social, cognitive and motor development of children in one number.

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15:00 - (CET)
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Online
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Free

New scoring method for child development

How do you measure children's development in a good, globally uniform way? Until recently, only height and weight were determined somewhat equally everywhere. There was no clear scoring method for the general development of children.

The Development score (D-score) developed by TNO, which has been accepted as a unit of measurement by the WHO, changes this. With the D-score it is possible to gain insight into the social, cognitive and motor development of young children at a glance. With the D-score you can summarise a child's social, cognitive and motor development in one figure. The D-score makes it possible to gain insight into similarities and differences. Our experts will tell you everything about the scoring method and its impact.

Programme

Welcome

Welcome by Yvette Fleming, Moderator webinar TNO, Senior Business Developer Child Health and Innovation for Development.

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Introduction D-Score: concept and principles

TNO developed the D-score. This makes it possible to provide insight into the social, cognitive and motor development of young children at a glance, but what is behind this score and what is the advantage of the uniform unit of measurement? The following topics will be discussed:

  • Many instruments available – item is basic building block​
  • One score that works for all instruments – use ICC for ability​
  • Growth diagram for development – as standard reference​
  • Use diagram for population comparisons, between groups, and track individual development, between children

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Stef van Buuren, TNO

How does the D-score work?

TNO developed the D-score. This makes it possible to provide insight into the social, cognitive and motor development of young children at a glance, but what is behind this score and what is the advantage of the uniform unit of measurement? The following topics will be discussed:

  • Scoring is not bound to one specific tool, but universal to many instruments that assess early child development.
  • Population level monitoring: GSED study to enhance D-score to a global score (brief overview of study). Also develop instruments specifically to measure population level development (GSED HF)​.
  • Programmatic evaluations: GSED SF an GSED LF, but also existing instruments to compare scores and effects measured in previous studies.​
  • Individual measurements: target the assessment to the developmental level of the child and the assessment goal.​
  • Software: dscore package, dcalculator app

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Iris Eekhout, TNO

Working with D-score and reflection by partners

An insight into what working with the D-score looks like in practice. An innovation only works when it is embedded within policy frameworks. What can the D-score mean as input for research and policy?

Key questions partners will reflect on

  • How and why do we measure and monitor worldwide (population) differences in early child development with the D-score?
  • How do we combine and compare assessment results from different instruments that measure early child development with the D-score?
  • How can we improve monitoring and evaluation of individual child development with the D-score?

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Maureen Black, Pediatric Psychologist and expert in Early Childhood Development

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Geoffrey Olieng'o, Clinical Research Coordinator, Kenya Medical Research Institute and Founder, Action For Child Neuro Development

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Lucy Smit, JGZ Kennemerland

Questions and discussion

Time for questions and discussion with partners.

What to expect and for whom?

D-score overviews, measuring and application, research insight, interactive session where your questions will be answered, and network opportunity. This webinar is for Early Childhood Development Centres, Medical Professionals, Pediatricians, youth physicians, Drug developers, researchers, NGO’S, Investors, Doctors, Allied medical companies, Measuring Instrument Developers and other professionals that are interested.

D-score as a universal measure of child development

The D-score, developed by TNO, captures young children's social, cognitive, and motor development in one single metric. The D-score can help clarify similarities and differences between countries, groups, and individuals.

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