Infancy social emotional development
Provide a copy of the SEAM to the caregiver or offer to complete it jointly, depending on the caregiver’s language and literacy level.
Alternate Step 1
Use SEAM with Ages, which includes age ranges for each item, instead of SEAM if you would like to provide caregivers with general guidance about the development of social-emotional skills and where their child’s development fits on the continuum.
Have the caregiver complete the SEAM Family Profile, or administer it with them, indicating any “focus areas” for particular attention.
Record the SEAM assessment and Family Profile information on the Summary Form, indicating whether each item is a child or family strength, a concern, or an agreed-on focus area.
Use the SEAM assessment information to develop child and family goals and plan targeted interventions, as well as monitor progress.
What does it assess?
SEAM is an assessment tool for measuring children’s social-emotional development and parenting competence
Who are the developers?
SEAM was developed by some of the key developers and trainers for the Ages & Stages Questionnaires®: Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE) screener: Jane Squires, Ph.D., Diane Bricker, Ph.D., Misti Waddell, M.S., Kristin Funk, M.A., LCSW, Jantina Clifford, Ph.D., and Robert Hoselton.
What is the age range of children assessed?
What are the components?
- The SEAM™ Tool – includes three intervals with different developmental ranges: Infant (2–18 months), Toddler (18–36 months), and Preschool (36–66 months) and helps identify a child’s strengths, concerns for the family that need monitoring, and agreed-on focus areas
- The SEAM™ Family Profile – also has three developmental intervals and assesses parent and caregiver strengths and helps identify areas in which they need more supports and resources to foster their child’s social-emotional skills
(The SEAM system also includes SEAM with Ages, an alternate version of the tool annotated with a helpful list of age ranges for each item.)
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