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Social-Emotional Assessment/Evaluation Measure (SEAM™)

Research Edition

Jane Squires (author) Diane Bricker (author)
Misti Waddell (author)
Kristin Funk (author)
Jantina Clifford (author)
Robert Hoselton (author)

ISBN: 9781598572803

Publication Date: May 2014

Format: Paperback

With this in-depth, easy-to-use tool, your programme can reliably assess and monitor social-emotional development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at risk for delays or challenges. An ideal follow up to screeners such as ASQ:SE, the two-part SEAM™ assessment reveals detailed qualitative information on children's social-emotional competence– and identifies their caregivers' strengths and areas of need.
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With this in-depth, easy-to-use tool, your programme can reliably assess and monitor social-emotional development in infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at risk for delays or challenges. An ideal follow up to screeners such as ASQ:SE, the two-part SEAM™ assessment reveals detailed qualitative information on children's social-emotional competence– and identifies their caregivers' strengths and areas of need. Easy to learn and implement, SEAM™ can be used by a wide variety of early childhood professionals, including those with little or no training in mental-health or behavioural interventions.

SEAM™ helps your programme:
  • support development of important social-emotional skills in order to minimize challenging behaviours
  • build strong, proactive partnerships with families
  • promote positive parent-child interactions in the critical first years of life
  • assist with developing developmentally appropriate goals and intervention activities
  • monitor child progress toward social-emotional goals
Illustrations CD Rom
Pages 72
Dimensions 279 x 216
Date Published 30 May 2014
Publisher Brookes Publishing Co.
Subject/s Teaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needs   Paediatric medicine   Child & developmental psychology   Child welfare   Paediatric nursing  
About the Authors
Acknowledgments
Dedication
1.Introduction to the SEAM

2.SEAM

3.SEAM with Ages

4.SEAM Family Profile

5.Summarizing SEAM Information

6.Scenario: Completing the SEAM and the SEAM with Ages

7.Technical Report

References
Appendix A: Benchmarks and Items for SEAM and SEAM with Ages
Appendix B: Benchmarks and Items for SEAM Family Profile
Index

Contents of the CD-ROM
About This CD-ROM
End User License Agreement
Dr. Squires has served as principal investigator on research studies at the University of Oregon on the ASQ system. She is a professor in special education, focusing on early intervention and early childhood special education. She directs the Early Intervention Program and is associate director of the University of Oregon Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Dr. Bricker is the former director of the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon and a key developer of the ASQ and AEPS® systems. She has focused her professional career on the development and study of assessment systems and intervention approaches for young children with disabilities and those at risk for developing disabilities.

Dr. Bricker has been instrumental in the development of graduate-level personnel preparation programs that have produced professionals who are delivering quality services to thousands of young children and their families. She has published extensively in the field of early intervention.

Misti Waddell, M.S., is a Senior Research Assistant/Project Coordinator at the Early Intervention Program at the University of Oregon. She also has contributed to the development, research, and training of AEPS® since the early 1990s. She has used the AEPS in classroom settings and has coordinated several federally funded, field-initiated research projects and outreach training projects. Ms. Waddell is Project Coordinator for the outreach training project titled "Creating and Sustaining Change Across Diverse Early Intervention Systems (CASCADES).

Kristin Funk, MA, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Senior Research Assistant and Project Coordinator in the University of Oregon's Early Intervention Program. Kris has worked on and coordinated several community-based and systems-change grants, including Project SEAM: Preventing Behavior Disorders and Improving Social–Emotional Competence in Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities, a five-year research project to conduct psychometric studies for validation of the Social–Emotional Assessment Measure™ (SEAM). Kris has conducted extensive training with early childhood teachers and parents in implementing social emotional curriculum and developmental and social emotional screening, assessment and intervention, including the Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System™ (AEPS) and the Ages & Stages Questionnaires™ (ASQ-3) and Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social Emotional™ (ASQ:SE).

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