PARCA-R Questionnaire


Welcome to the website for the PARCA-R questionnaire. Here you will find information about the questionnaire, links to useful resources and a copy of the questionnaire itself.

The Parent Report of Children’s Abilities (PARCA) parent questionnaire was originally developed by Professor Robert Plomin and colleagues to assess the cognitive and language skills of 2 year old children in the Twins Early Development Study. In 2004, this was adapted and validated for use with preterm infants by Samantha Johnson, Neil Marlow, Dieter Wolke and colleagues to identify preterm children who are at risk for developmental delay. The adapted version became known as the PARCA-R (the Parent Report of Children’s Abilities-Revised for preterm infants) and was first used as a 2-year neurodevelopmental outcome measure in the United Kingdom Oscillation Study (UKOS). The PARCA-R is now used a neurodevelopmental outcome measure in observational studies and clinical trials and as a screening tool in child development clinics.

The PARCA-R questionnaire should be filled out by a child’s main caregiver and takes no more than 15 minutes to complete. It is available non-commercially. A copy of the questionnaire and scoring instructions can be downloaded below.

Download a copy of the PARCA-R questionnaire here 

Download a copy of the PARCA-R scoring instructions here 

Download a list of publications that have used the PARCA-R here