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NDACAN Measure Details

Brief Infant Toddler Social and Emotional Assessment (BITSEA)


The nationally-normed BITSEA is an effective screening test of children ages 12 to 36 months. BITSEA quickly determines the possibility of a problem or delay. It is a cost-effective routine screener— ideal for monitoring progress over time. The 42-item Parent form can be completed on-site or in a family environment. The Child Care Provider Form allows for examing behavior across settings.


Briggs-Gowan, M. & Carter, A. (2006). Brief Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment (BITSEA). San Antonio, TX: Pearson Education, Inc. Retrieved from: