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Social and emotional development

These pages detail assessments that can be used to assess and monitor deaf children’s social and emotional development. This information should be used alongside Key principles and effective practice.

Challenges in the area of social/emotional development for deaf children may arise from difficulties in communication and language development. There are few assessments available, but the links below give explanations of a selection which may provide some insights. They should always be used with care and by someone who is experienced in working with deaf children and young people.

Special Needs Assessment Profile (SNAP-B)

Age range? 5-16 years
Who can use it? Any relevant professional

Pathways to Independence

Age range? Young children, young people and adults
Who can use it? Any relevant professional

Adolescent Anger Rating Scale (AARS)

Age range? 11-19 years
Who can use it? Psychologists

Social-Emotional Developmental Age Level (SEDAL)

Age range? Birth-14 years, 11 months
Who can use it? Any relevant professional, preferably with experience of testing

Eyberg Child Behaviour Inventory (ECBI)

Age range? 2-16 years, 11 months
Who can use it? Mainly used by parents

Sutter Eyberg Student Behaviour Inventory, Revised (SESBI-R)

Age range? 2-16 years, 11 months
Who can use it? A professional with a degree from an accredited four-year college or university in psychology, counselling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field.