An Activity-Based Approach to Developing Young Children's Social Emotional Competence (Book) (J. Squires & D. Bricker, 2007)
From the creators of ASQ®, this practical guidebook gives non-mental health professionals exactly what they need: a ready-to-use, start-to-finish linked system for identifying concerns and improving young children's social-emotional health. This book walks readers through the five-step intervention process called Activity-Based Intervention: Social Emotional (ABI:SE):
- Screening. Get guidance on the best screening tools available, and evaluate the family environment with Environmental Screening Questionnaire (ESQ), the photocopiable, 30-question caregiver questionnaire included in the book.
- Assessment. Capture detailed information on children's social and emotional competence and caregiver competence using the photocopiable Social Emotional Assessment Measure (SEAM™), a more in-depth assessment questionnaire for each of three age ranges—infant, toddler, and preschool.
- Goal development. Review strengths and needs of the child and family, and work with the parent to identify meaningful goals.
- Intervention. Help the family embed learning opportunities into everyday routines and activities.
- Evaluation. Monitor child and family progress and assess the program's overall success.