ERIC Number: ED240783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Child-Child Social Interactions: An Analysis of Assessment Instruments for Young Children [and] Sourcebook.
Guralnick, Michael J.; Weinhouse, Ellen
Existing assessment instruments (N=54) containing items in the area of early child-care social development were examined in terms of their usefulness with regard to intervention oriented assessment for handicapped children. Tests included four major types: early childhood, social behavior, criterion referenced, and clinical tests. The frequency, consistency, compatibility with developmental knowledge, and diversity of peer related test items were evaluated for individual content areas including social participation, cooperation, aggression, and friendship. Psychometric and item administration properties of tests were also evaluated. Results indicated major inadequacies for all dimensions investigated. Recommendations were made for future test development in the areas of peer relations. A sourcebook accompanying the documents presents charts of social and clinical items with peers, noting situations, scoring, and status of each item. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Herschel W. Nisonger Center.