In this issue of Pediatrics in Review, we publish reports of two screening tests for the assessment of developmental and behavioral problems. The articles are written by the authors of the tests, and both tests are available only for purchase. That may seem like a conflict of interest and will concern many readers.
Dr Johnson justifies the use of screening tests in the commentary that follows. Our interest in publishing these articles is to foster the use of some, not necessarily these, screening tests. We are not selling these tests, but we feel that their authors are the best qualified to explain their development, reliability, and validity. Future articles will offer comparisons of several other available tests by investigators who have no vested interest in any particular one. I believe that pediatricians will find it useful to use some test to screen for these problems.