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Assessment Tools: Merrill-Palmer-revised [kit]: scales of development

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Merrill-Palmer-revised [kit]: scales of development

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Merrill-Palmer-revised [kit]: scales of development

Author: Roid, Gale H.

Summary: The latest revision of the 1931 Merrill-Palmer Scales, the Merrill-Palmer-R retains the types of engaging hands-on activities that hold the interest of even the youngest subjects. Innovative, toy-based activities assess visual-motor, learning and problem solving using choke-safe, colorful materials. In the tradition of the Leiter-R, Stoelting has completely updated, revised and expanded the well-known and well-respected Merrill-Palmer Scales of Development. The Merrill-Palmer-R follows the natural progression of activities for children from 1 month to 6-1/2 years, and is especially useful in assessing children born pre-term (premature). Meets the needs of infant and early childhood assessment, required by federal legislation and most states for early identification of developmental delays and learning difficulties. Measures cognitive, language/communication, motor, social-emotional, and self-help/adaptive behavior. 

Format: The M-P-R comes in a convenient, portable travel case with wheels 

Library Record:  Call # WS 105.5 C7 R741m 2004 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)

Population: Appropriate for children from 1 month to 6 1/2 years of age, the M-P-R assesses all IDEA-specified domains: Cognitive Development, Language/Communication, Motor Development, Social-Emotional Behavior, Self-Help/Adaptive Behavior


1 wheeled case:


  • 1 Manual (vii, 259 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.)
  • 1 Easel book (in binder) (100 p.)
  • 1 Infant/toddler stimulus pictures booklet
  • 8 divider tabs for forms, Examiner forms: 1 Summary report form, 1 Cognitive battery record form, 1 Gross motor record form, 1 Expressive language record form, Parent forms: 1 Social-emotional temperament style record form, 1 Social-emotional developmental style record form,1 Expressive language record form, 1 Self-help/adaptive record form,
  • 1 Copying response sheet A, 1 Copying response sheet B, 1 Copying response answer key,
  • 1 clock-timer with instructions
  • 1 carpet strip
  • 25 plastic poker chips (in clear plastic box)
  • 1 peg-board with round and square pegs
  • 5 wood blocks with holes with black string (in small plastic box)
  • 12 wood blocks (in small plastic box)
  • 2 blue & white plastic puzzles (6 pieces & 4 pieces)
  • 1 ring stack (3 blue and white discs with black center rod and base) in small plastic box
  • 1 polka dot rattle, 2 sunflower rattle, 1 telephone rattle, 1 [2 1/4]" blue rubber ball
  • 1 spin toy ferris wheel
  • 1 acrylic problem box with green bear
  • 1 dangle toy (polka dot cube with tubes)
  • 1 yellow plastic rattle with beads
  • 1 Ted & Tess Carousel
  • 8 plastic stacking cups
  • 1 pop-out camera
  • 1 casual family (4 small wood figures with 2 blocks),
  • 1 clear plastic case (24 x 31 x 4 cm.) containing:
    1 toddler pencil,
    1 piece of string (30")
    4 red felt pieces (doll blankets)
    16 matching cards with 2 gameboards
    1 Fido Book
    3 cards of speech stimulus pictures
    3 puzzles (9 pieces) 

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