Battelle Developmentalal Inventory Case Study

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The Battelle Developmental Inventory is a developmental assessment for early childhood, it was first developed in 2004, but has been updated this year. It was developed, by Jean Newborg, was put together by LINC Associates INC and was published, by Riverside Publishing Company. The Developmental Inventory assessment helps measures out the following, personal and social aspects, adaptive, motor, communication, and cognitive. The have an English and Spanish version, which will help benefit non-English speaking students. Today’s version that is being used is from a second edition and is also a normative edition. The purpose of this test, is to evaluate and screen milestones that are reached throughout the early childhood years. The Battelle …show more content…
Can be administrated as an individual assessment, by one examiner. The five developmental domains that are being assessed through the assessment can be assessed either independently or individually. Through the scoring process though, a two identifies that the child meets the specific criteria that is asked, a one indicates that the child may have skills that are emerging or they may have tried to complete the task, and then zero identifies that the child did not complete the following task given to …show more content…
In the booklet of the assessment has charts and one chart has where you can put each individual age and then can compare and contrast how they did each year. The BDI-2 is used as a developmental assessment tool that is used in a variety of different ways. Whether that be in a developmental or educational setting. Information gained about the child’s strengths and needs, can be useful information that they can gain from this assessment too. When looking at testing results, you will notice that the two signifies as a child’s strength and the zero is a child’s weakness. If the child scored a one those could be used to target towards for instruction or even intervention too. Evidence of Validity, from this assessment has shown that, there has been evidence from studies, that this assessment is a high predictive validity for children who are over the age of 18 months old. The content of the validity also is considered to be high, even when newer editions may be available in the future. The evidence of reliability as shown that there happens to be an interrater reliability that is set to be high. It does range from .90-.99 for what are known as both reliability measurements. As the child ages, the better the test scores seem to

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