About My Child

About My Child is a caregiver report tool. It can be used to collect narrative descriptions of a child and family's strengths and to document concerns related to 20 areas of child development. For each area of concern, caregivers are asked to rate the impact the concern has on a child’s ability to participate in everyday activities. These responses can be scored to provide a measure of 'health complexity' ranging from 0 to 80.

About My Child has been used in research and as a clinical intake tool to facilitate discussions about and document service needs. 

More information about this tool, including a training webinar, can be found in the Resources section. If you have further questions, please contact Marilyn Wright wrightm@mcmaster.ca.

The following image provide sample questions from About My Child.