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Coming Soon to SPD Foundation’s E-Learning Campus!

New! On-demand programming for learning administration, scoring and interpretation of two widely used assessments for identifying developmental delays in young children - Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) and FirstSTEp

Learn from assessment author, PhD, OTR, as she demonstrates administration along with step-by-step narrated instruction for administration and scoring.

Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP): Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation

This 60-minute video includes step-by-step instruction for administration and scoring each item and for obtaining an individual profile and final score using the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP).

Learning objectives:
  • Learn the administration and procedures for the 27 test items of the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers. Detailed instruction is narrated and demonstrated by the author, Dr. Lucy Jane Miller.
  • Understand guidelines for each age group as well as time limits and a detailed description of the materials used for both practice and test items.
  • Learn how to score the child’s response to each game.
  • Learn how to use the “Behavior During Testing” form and accompanying scoring charts.
  • Learn how to quickly and easily obtain the child’s final score and create the child’s individual profile.

MAP identifies developmentally delayed children and those at risk for school-related problems and is designed to screen children from 2 years 9 months to 5 years 8 months. It is a 27-item test, which is a result of decades of research involving over 4,000 children and 1,500 items. Emphasis is on making the testing fun for the examiner and the child by presenting test items as a series of games. MAP is published by Pearson

Run time: 60 minutes

Screening Test for Evaluating Preschoolers:
Administration and Interpretation (Part 1)

The FirstSTEp: Administration and Interpretation Part 1 course describes how to administer, score and interpret this screening test, with a demonstration of every item, presenting children of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Run time: 60 minutes

Demonstrations (Part 2)

The FirstSTEp: Demonstrations Part 2 course provides examples of administration of FirstSTEp to two children, one with and one without developmental delays. This demonstration shows the ease of administration and applicability to a wide range of developmental abilities . A scored record form is included.

This training program is designed to teach the administration and scoring of the FisrtSTEp scale for children ages two years nine months to six years two months. After completing the six modules and practicing at least five times, examiners will likely be proficient in test administration and scoring. This program has been developed to train professionals in test procedures. Other previous training is essential to understand the psychometric properties of the scale and to interpret scores further than is presented here.

FirstSTEp is an individually administered screening test for identifying potential developmental delays in children ages 2.9 through 6.2. In just 15 minutes, you can identify children who may have developmental delays in any of the fives domains defined by IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, previously P.L. 99-457): cognition, communication, motor, social-emotional, and adaptive functioning.

FirstSTEp is published by

Run time: 60 minutes

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