ERIC Number: ED253323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Development and Standardization of the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers.
Miller, Lucy Jane; Linder, Toni W.
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) is a new developmental screening tool for children aged 2 years 9 months to 5 years 8 months. The instrument, which has been standardized on 1,200 subjects representing nine geographic regions, identifies children who are functioning below the developmental level of their peers. The sampling method was rigorous, and the results closely parallel United States Census Bureau statistics. The reliability is well within acceptable professional standards. Preliminary validity studies demonstrate strong content and construct validity. When predictive validity studies are completed, information concerning the ability of this test to identify children at risk for future school problems will be available. At present, the MAP is one of the few nationally stanardized instuments available that identifies the full spectrum of severe-to-mild delays in preschoolers. It is unique in that it allows both screening conclusions and supplemental observations, which are important for providing appropriate intervention strategies. As services for young handicapped children increase, the need for a discrete tool such as this instrument will also increase. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Office for Maternal and Child Health Services.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Developmental Delays; Miller Assessment for Preschoolers
Note: Also sponsored by a grant from the American Occupational Therapy Foundation.