ERIC Number: ED223656
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Developmental Assessment of Infants and Toddlers in Child Care Programs.
Wagner, Betty S.
The Mental Development Scales: Birth to Three Years are instruments designed to assess developmental levels of young children within a setting familiar to the child. They (1) provide a greater understanding of child behavior and development, (2) serve as a basis for planning an individualized curriculum for each child, and (3) furnish the means for comparing a child with herself or himself over time. They were prepared for use by professionals, including teachers in group settings, day care directors, and professional home visitors. The instrument contains six scales: (1) spontaneous drawing; (2) block play; (3) object exploration; (4) social responsiveness and discovery of selfhood; (5) communication; and (6) play. Each scale is divided into five developmental levels with each scale yielding a separate score. (Author/PN)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Guttman Scales; Mental Development Scales Birth to Three Years; Statistical Analysis System
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children (18th, Fort Worth, TX, Oct. 6-9, 1982).