Developmental Screenings and Assessment Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development for Young Children Ages Birth through Five

This list of developmental screenings and assessment instruments was gathered through a review of infant mental health literature. Disabilities coordinators may use this information to address multiple developmental and social-emotional domains. The list includes a description, the age range for which the instrument was validated, and the scoring procedure.

 

Developmental Screenings and Assessment Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development for Young Children Ages Birth through Five

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on the mental health and social and behavioral developmental needs of very young children. In response, state administrators and local providers of early intervention and preschool programs have worked to strengthen their screening and assessment of children’s social and emotional development. They have sought guidance from technical assistance providers, including the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) about appropriate tools to use. To meet this need, NECTAC, as part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs, compiled this product. This list of instruments was gathered through a review of: the infant mental health literature, states’ Part C and Part B–Section 619 Web sites, screening and assessment texts, and publishers’ Web sites. The complete list of sources used is at the end of this compilation. The screening instruments include both those that address multiple developmental domains as well as those that focus on the social-emotional developmental domain. View the website» [PDF, 958KB]

Developmental Screenings and Assessment Instruments with an Emphasis on Social and Emotional Development for Young Children Ages Birth through Five. Ringwalt, Sharon. The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center. 2008. English. [PDF, 958KB].

Last Reviewed: February 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014