About the Checklist:
In the olden days, learning was all about securing good grades and high marks, but the system of education has changed over the years. The current education system, not only emphasis on academic performance but focuses on different facets of a child’s development and contributes to the success of any learning outcome. Children these days are expected to set goals and achieve them, understand and manage emotions of themselves and others, cope with setbacks or challenges and initiate and maintain healthy relationships with others.
Socio-Emotional skills also generally referred to as soft skills refers to the child’s ability to understand, experience, express, and manage emotions, cope with setbacks, and form and maintain meaningful relationships with others. Children with socio-emotional skills challenges find it difficult to manage their own emotions, connect with others and bounce back from setbacks or failures, this tends to affect their holistic development/growth.
Paying attention to the early signs of socio-emotional challenges among children will help in supporting them and promoting the holistic development of children to acquire and gain mastery over life skills.
Eblity’s Socio-Emotional Milestones Checklist is adapted from Socio-Emotional Milestones and What Teachers need to know about Socio-Emotional Development by Ros Laden and Erin Shale.
By using this checklist you will be able to determine if your child/student has met the socio-emotional milestones for his/her age-level. This will help you in identifying children with challenges in/poor socio-emotional skills and initiate the process of early intervention to promte the development of socio-emotional skills of your child.
Parents, Caregivers Professionals, and Educators who are wanting to determine if age-level socio-emotional milestones are met for your child/student between the age of 6 months years to 18 years.
Although a child’s social and emotional skills are still developing/evolving during the early years of life - there are some prerequisites skills which are also crucial to indicate if your child has developed some key social and emotional skills, this checklist tries to pay attention to those skills to help young caregivers and professionals better understand their child. This checklist tries to provide the milestones requirement based on what to expect reasonably based on the child’s growth and development, however it is important for parents and educators to know that every child’s developmental pace is unique and different.
A checklist is the first step towards intervention and is not a formal diagnostic tool and can never replace the accuracy of any formal assessment tool. It can just be used for reference purposes and not for diagnosis.
Social, Emotional and Communication
Emotional and Behavioural Disorder, ASD, ADHD, LD, ID, DS, and CP