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NDACAN Measure Details

Infant Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (ITSEA)


The ITSEA provides an in-depth analysis of emerging social-emotional development and intervention guidance. ITSEA is used to guide intervention planning. It features 17 subscales that address four domains, 166-item Parent Form and Child Care Provider Form, and focuses on strengths and weaknesses 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


Carter, A. & Briggs-Gowan, M. (2005). Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (ITSEA). San Antonio, TX: Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved from: