Griffiths III is the product of a thorough re-standardization of the Griffiths Mental Development Scales (GMDS) – described as the ‘gold standard’ in child development testing. It is a comprehensive, child-friendly developmental measure for continuous use from birth to 6 years (72 months).
Griffiths III provides an overall measure of a child’s development, as well as an individual profile of strengths and needs across five areas:
1. Foundations of Learning – assesses critical aspects of learning during the early childhood years.
2. Language and Communication – measures overall language development, including expressive language, receptive language and use of language to communicate socially with others.
3. Eye and Hand Coordination – considers fine motor skills, manual dexterity and visual perception skills.
4. Personal–Social–Emotional – measures constructs relating to the child’s developing sense of self and growing independence, interactions with others, plus many aspects of emotional development.
5. Gross Motor – assesses postural control, balance and gross body coordination, among other abilities.