Developing a General Outcome Measure of Growth in Social Skills for Infants and ToddlersBy Carta, Judith J.; Greenwood, Charles R.; Luze, Gayle J.; Cline, Gabriel; Kuntz, Susan; Journal of Early Intervention, Vol. 26, No. 2, pp. 91-114
Publication Date: Winter 2004
Article discusses the development of a general outcome measure for assessing growth in social skills of children from birth to three years of age. Based on the general outcome measurement approach, the assessment is intended for use by early intervention practitioners to identify children who are having difficulty acquiring social interaction skills and to monitor children’s progress during the course of interventions. Results from a sample of 57 infants and toddlers demonstrated the feasibility of 1 of 14 possible measures, positive verbal social behavior in terms of sensitivity to growth over time, psychometric properties, and practicality for use by early interventionalists. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
Published by: Council for Exceptional Children (Website:http://www.cec.sped.org)