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Developmental Profile 3

Gerald D. Alpern, Ph.D.


Previous versions of the Developmental Profile have seen tremendous success evaluating five key areas of children's functioning—adaptive behavior, social-emotional, cognitive, communication, and physical. The DP-3, the latest edition, continues to assess these basic content areas, but has several major improvements, such as the addition of norm-based standard scores, updated item content, an expanded age range, clearer interpretive guidelines, a nationally representative standardization sample, suggested remediation activities, and unlimited computer scoring and interpretation. Overall, the DP-3 was developed to evaluate children from birth through 12 years of age.

How to Use the Assessment
The DP-3 offers two administration options. The first is an interview form in which a parent or guardian answers affirmative or negative questions about the child in question. The second is a parent/caregiver checklist that contains the same item content as the interview form, but makes it possible for the parent or caregiver to retrieve essential information without the supervision of a professional. The assessment can be completed in 20 to 40 minutes and scoring along with interpretation can be completed electronically.
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Scales and Forms

  • Physical Functioning
  • Cognitive Functioning
  • Social-Emotional Functioning
  • Adaptive Behavior
  • Communication

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Gerald D. Alpern, Ph.D.

Age Range 0 to 12 years

Administration Time 20 to 40 minutes 

Administration Type
  • Clinician-administered/interview
  • Parent/Caregiver-completed

Qualification Level B


  • Handscored
  • Software