Infant Journal
for neonatal and paediatric healthcare professionals

Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership: help wanted

Katie Evans
Neonatal Research Priority Setting Partnership Project Co-ordinator and Clinical Research Fellow in Neonatal Medicine at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Chris Gale
Academic Neonatologist and Neonatal Society Meeting Secretary

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assessment; cognitive development; language development; parent report; neurodevelopmental outcomes
Key points
  1. The PARCA-R can be used to assess neurodevelopmental outcomes at 23.5 to 27.5 months of age.
  2. The questionnaire takes parents less than 15 minutes to complete.
  3. It produces separate norm-referenced scores for non-verbal cognition and language development.
  4. It can be used to identify developmental delay for all children in the general population.
  5. The PARCA-R is free to use and all available resources can be accessed online at