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The Survey of Well-being of Young Children

Parts of the SWYC

The SWYC includes brief questionnaires to assess three domains of child functioning:

Developmental Domain

Two questionnaires are included:

Emotional/Behavioral Domain

Parents complete one of two age-specific behavioral questionnaires, developed as downward extensions of  the well- validated and popular Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC):

  1. The Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC) for children up to 18 months (12 items)
  2. The Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC) for children 18-60 months (18 items)
  3. Parents are also asked whether they have any concerns about their child's behavior, learning, or development (2 items)

Family Context

Parents complete a set of screening questions addressing aspects of the child’s family context (9 items)

The SWYC and the information on this site are not designed to and do not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, or treatment. The information and any reference materials posted here by Tufts Medical Center, Inc. are intended solely for the information of the reader. Such information is NOT intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. The SWYC is copyright © 2010 Tufts Medical Center.


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Translations

The SWYC has been translated into Spanish, Burmese, Nepali, and Portuguese.

Learn more about the process and download the translated versions >


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