There are four Infant-Toddler IGDI measures for children 6 months to 42 months of age. Each measure has similar administration guidelines (e.g., six minutes, play-based, observational, growth charts), but each measure has different child behaviors to be coded by certified staff. Each IGDI has a specific general outcome that was used to select the specific behaviors to be coded.
The Early Communication Indicator (ECI) measures a child’s expressive language. The general outcome for the ECI is that the child uses gestures, sounds, words, or sentences to convey wants and needs or to express meaning to others. Key skills for the ECI are: gestures, vocalizations, single words, and multiple words.
The Early Problem Solving Indicator (EPSI) measures a child’s proficiency in cognitive problem solving. The general outcome for the EPSI is that the child solves problems that require reasoning about objects, concepts, situations and people. Key skills for the EPSI are: looks, explores, functions, and solutions.
The Early Movement Indicator (EMI) measures a child’s proficiency in gross motor movement. The general outcome for the EMI is that the child moves in a fluent and coordinated manner to play and participate in home, school, and community settings. The key skills for the EMI are: transitional movements, grounded locomotion, vertical locomotion, throwing/rolling, and catching/trapping.
The Early Social Indicator (ESI) measures progress towards social competence. The general outcome for the ESI is that the child interacts with peers and adults, maintaining social interactions and participating socially in home, school, and community. The key skills for the ESI are: attends to face, non-verbal social gestures, verbal requesting, child initiated physical contact, vocalizations, and single/multiple words
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