Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment
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Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment


Overview: In-depth analysis of emerging social-emotional development and intervention guidance

Age Range: 12 to 36 months

Other Languages: Spanish

Completion Time: 25 to 30 minutes

Norms: National sample of 600 children. Clinical groups included language delayed, premature, and other diagnosed disorders.

Scores/Interpretation: T scores for four broad domains, 17 specific subscales, and three index scores

Publication Date: 2006


Product Details

The failure to effectively intervene when social-emotional and competency developmental delays are identified in infants and toddlers can have long-term negative consequences.

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

Use BITSEA to quickly and accurately identify possible developmental delays. Follow-up with ITSEA for the in-depth analysis and intervention guidance.

ITSEA forms are designed to be applicable to a wide range of parents including those with limited education and from different cultural backgrounds.

ITSEA Domains and Subscales

1. Externalizing

  • Activity/Impulsivity
  • Aggression/Defiance
  • Peer Aggression

2. Internalizing

  • Depression/Withdrawal
  • General Anxiety
  • Separation Distress
  • Inhibition to Novelty

3. Dysregulation

  • Sleep
  • Negative Emotionality
  • Eating
  • Sensory Sensitivity

4. Competence

  • Compliance
  • Attention
  • Imitation/Play
  • Mastery Motivation
  • Empathy
  • 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.

Benefits of ITSEA/BITSEA

  • Useful in IDEA evaluations
  • Assesses competencies that may positively influence treatment outcome
  • Family-centered assessment— relies on parent/caregiver input and level of concern
  • Can be administered as a structured interview
  • Spanish-language Parent and Child Care Provider Forms available for ITSEA and BITSEA

National Norms

The psychometrically sound ITSEA/BITSEA is 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.


1. T scores for four broad domains

  • Externalizing
  • Internalizing
  • Dysregulation
  • Competence

2. 17 Specific Subscales

3. 3 Index Scores

  • Maladaptive Cluster
  • Social Relatgedness Cluster
  • Atypical Cluster
  • Hand Scoring Optional

Sample Parent Report (PDF - 1.4 MB)

Sample Childcare Provider Report (PDF - 1.2 MB)

Pricing & Ordering

Order Components

Manual Scoring
  • Manuals



  • ITSEA Manual
  • Administration Materials



  • ITSEA Parent Form - Spanish
    Pkg of 25
  • ITSEA Parent Form
    Pkg of 25
  • ITSEA Childcare Provider Form
    Pkg of 25
  • ITSEA Childcare Provider Form - Spanish
    Pkg of 25
Software-based Scoring and Reporting
  • Scoring Software



  • ITSEA Scoring Assistant
    CD-ROM Windows
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