Purpose: Provides examiners with an integrated, three-component system for screening, assessing, and intervening with children age birth to 3
Age: Birth- 3 years
The Birth to Three Assessment and Intervention - Second Edition (BTAIS-2) provides screening, assessing, and intervention support.
First, the Screening Test of Developmental Abilities (STDA) can be used to quickly identify young children who may have developmental delays. Examiners will know within 15 minutes whether a child has developmental delays and therefore needs further criterion-referenced testing for instructional planning.
Children identified as delayed can be tested with the Comprehensive Test of Developmental Abilities (CTDA), a criterion-referenced measure built to identify each child’s specific strengths and weaknesses, and to guide the preparation of instructional plans.
The Manual for Teaching Developmental Abilities provides a series of activities that are appropriate for enhancing skills and strengthening those areas identified by the assessments as weak. The manual presents a step-by-step treatment guide for professionals involved in the care of developmentally delayed young children.
Both the STDA and the CTDA identify problems/assess children in the following areas:
- Language Comprehension
- Language Expression
- Nonverbal Thinking
- Social/Personal Development
- Motor Development