A digital tool to assess neurocognitive development in children

Takeaway

  • The Developmental Assessment on an E-Platform (DEEP) tool – a gamified, tablet-based tool for neurocognitive assessment in children – could be used as a low-cost tool for childhood neurocognitive assessment in resource-limited settings.

Why this matters

  • Delays in neurocognitive development during the preschool years are associated with lifelong health and economic consequences; thus identifying children at risk of developmental delay and providing intervention is of critical importance.

  • Low-cost scalable tools for assessment of neurocognitive development are needed to identify more at-risk children in countries where professional assessment is not accessible.