STREAM (Scalable TRansdiagnostic Early Assessment of Mental health) is a multi-year MRC funded project to assess child neurodevelopment in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) using open-source, scalable, mobile-technology. The tablet-based app will combine and build upon existing screening tools (DEEP, INDIGO, START).
Many children in LMIC with developmental disorders are undetected, due to a scarcity of highly-skilled professionals, creating a ‘detection gap.’ The STREAM project aims to address this detection gap in LMIC and aims to improve risk screening for various developmental disorders that may be evident during the early developmental period. It will be used to map the population distribution scores in key developmental domains in 0-6 year old children in India and Malawi.
We worked closely with researchers from the University of Reading to iteratively improve and refine the system.