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

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Order Components

Manual Scoring
  • Kits



  • ITSEA Kit
    Includes: ITSEA Parent Forms 25, Child Care Provider Forms 25, and ITSEA Manual
  • ITSEA and BITSEA Combo Kit
    Includes ITSEA Complete Kit and BITSEA Complete Kit
  • 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 Parent Form - Spanish
    Pkg of 10
  • ITSEA Childcare Provider Form - Spanish
    Pkg of 10
  • ITSEA Childcare Provider Form - Spanish
    Pkg of 25
  • ITSEA Childcare Provider Form
    Pkg of 10
Software-based Scoring and Reporting
  • Kits



  • ITSEA Complete Kit with Scoring Assistant
    Includes: ITSEA Parent Forms 25, Child Care Provider Forms 25, ITSEA Manual with Scoring Assistant
  • ITSEA and BITSEA Combo Kit with Scoring Assistant
    Includes ITSEA Manual, BITSEA manual, 25 each of ITSEA Parent Forms and Childcare Provider Forms, and 25 each of the BITSEA Parent Forms and Childcare Provider Forms and Scoring Assistant
  • Scoring Software



  • ITSEA Scoring Assistant
    CD-ROM Windows
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