iOT Screener is an application developed by Dr. Frederick B. Covington, OTD, to assist in the proper development, well-being, and intervention (if needed) for children. The app does this by allowing a user to input general information about the child and themselves and answer a series of Yes/No questions. For children under the age of five, the app’s questions pertain to developmental milestones and progress typical to the child’s age. For children over the age of five/school aged the app looks at maladaptive traits or behaviors noticed that may affect academic performance or everyday tasks.
When the questions are completed, the user is presented with an analysis. For children ages under 5, the app reveals what percentages of developmental milestones are currently being met. For the children over five/school aged, it reveals the percentage of maladaptive traits observed. The ratings are categorized as;
No Concern: Functioning Within Normal Limits
If any concerns are raised after viewing the results, the app is also capable of locating the appropriate medical professional. A database of professionals consisting of Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Pediatricians, Physical Therapists, and Speech Pathologists, can be searched and allows the user to find the medical professional closest to their location.