Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart Kit
Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart (Greenspan) monitors the milestones of social-emotional development in infants and young children. Early identification of social-emotional deficits and compromises leads to more successful interventions.
Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart is a questionnaire completed by the child’s parent, educator, or other caregiver to understand how the child uses all capacities to meet needs, deal with feelings, think, and communicate.
- Determine the mastery of early capacities of social-emotional growth.
- Monitor social and emotional functioning.
- Establish goals for early intervention planning.
- Monitor progress in early intervention programs.
- Detect defects or problems with developmental social-emotional capacities.
- Determine whether further assessment/referral is warranted and can assist in monitoring growth and planning intervention.
The Greenspan Social-Emotional Growth Chart has the following characteristics:
- Includes 35 items ordered developmentally according to the the appropriate age group.
- Items are rated using a 5-point scale and reported as cut scores.
- Prior to mastering a more developmentally advanced behavior, the child is expected to show mastery in the less advanced behaviors that occur at a younger age.