With the growing importance of early intervention comes the need to identify emerging social-emotional problems in infants and toddlers.The nationally-normed BITSEA is an effective screening test of children ages 12 to 36 months.
BITSEA quickly determines the possibility of a problem or delay.
- Cost-effective routine screener— ideal for monitoring progress over time
- Quick and easy to administer
- 42-item Parent Form completed on-site or in family environment
- Child Care Provider Form allows you to look at behavior across settings
- Especially suited for settings with limited time, resources, and/or technical training
If social-emotional and competency developmental delays are identified, follow-up with ITSEA for further assessment.
ITSEA provides an in-depth analysis to guide intervention planning.
- 17 subscales address four domains
- 166-item Parent Form and Child Care Provider Form
- Focuses on strengths and weaknesses
- Scoring Assistant® software provides an easy-to-understand Parent Report
ITSEA Domains and Subscales
- Peer Aggression
- General Anxiety
- Separation Distress
- Inhibition to Novelty
- Negative Emotionality
- Sensory Sensitivity
- Mastery Motivation
- Pro-social Peer Relations
Unique, Dual Solution
The ITSEA/BITSEA is unique in that it focuses on competencies, as well as deficits, and relies on input from the parent and child care provider.
The psychometrically sound ITSEA/BITSEAis highly targeted to the subtle growth and developmental stages of infants with norms presented in 6-month age bands. Validation studies include ABAS-II and Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart.
The Parent Form was nationally standardized on 600 children based on the 2002 U.S. Census. Clinical groups include language delayed, premature, developmental delay, and autism spectrum disorder.