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

August 25, 2008

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center: May 2008

This document from NECTAC provides comprehensive information about early childhood (birth through age five) developmental screening and assessment instruments, with a focus on social and emotional development.  Almost 40 instruments are categorized by whether they address multiple domains of development or whether they focus on social emotional development.  Each instrument comes with a description and information about the age range for which it is appropriate, the time needed to administer the instrument, how scoring works, and who should conduct the screening.  This document should be helpful to early childhood special education teachers, early childhood mental health specialists, and pre-k teachers in general.