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Am I helping my child learn to communicate?

This activity will help parents to identify specific items they can try to help their child learn to communicate effectively. Research has shown that the most critical variable in increasing speech capacity, regardless of the child's speech capability, is conversation with parents. Read More

Using the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool to Support Implementation of Effective Practices: Case Studies

Read the case studies and learn how how the TPOT can be used to inform the design, delivery, and evaluation of professional development related to implementation of Pyramid Model practices. The first case study illustrates how the TPOT could be used when coaching an individual teacher. The second case study describes the use of the TPOT at the program-wide level to identify professional development needs and then to plan and monitor professional development activities using a data-based decision-making framework. Read More

Using the SEAM and the SEAM Family Profile

Read the scenario and see an illustration of how caregivers and practitioners might collaborate in using the SEAM system to assess a child and family and plan for subsequent intervention efforts based on SEAM results. Read More

SEAM at a glance

View the chart for a brief overview of the SEAM. The SEAM is an assessment that focuses exclusively on social-emotional and behavioral development in young children—and provides meaningful insights to caregivers and families. It provides in-depth information that can prevent problems by building positive partnerships with families and optimizing positive parent–child interactions in the first years of life. Read More

SEAM Family Profile form

Download the sample Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM) Family Profile form. The SEAM is an assessment that focuses exclusively on social-emotional and behavioral development in young children—and provides meaningful insights to caregivers and families. Read More

SEAM technical appendix

To confirm the utility and efficacy of SEAM, intensive research has been performed. Read more about the research behind SEAM in this technical appendix. Read More

Escala Social de Conducta en Casa y la Communidad

View the sample for the Home and Community Social Behavior Scales Rating Form in Spanish. This product is part of SSBS2 and HCSBS, two easy, reliable tools used in tandem to determine a child’s social-emotional strengths and risk behaviors in school (SSBS-2) and at home and in the community (HCSBS). Read More

PreSET at a glance

View the chart for a brief overview of PreSET. PreSET is a comprehensive early childhoos tool that helps programs find out how well their interventions are working—and what areas they need to work on to improve children's social-emotional skills and behavior. Read More