Stoelting Merrill Palmer Revised Scales Of Development Kit

Stoelting Merrill Palmer Revised Scales Of Development Kit

Brand/Manufacturer: STOELTING
  • Made in USA

Stoelting Merrill Palmer Revised Scales Of Development Kit meets the need of infant and early childhood assessment, required by federal legislation and most states for early identification of developmental delays and learning difficulties. It follows the natural progression of activities for children and is especially useful in assessing children born premature.

Item # Desc Pkg Price
37064 MPR Each


  • Stoelting Merrill Palmer Revised Scales Of Development Kit includes:
    - Comprehensive administration or scoring manual
    - Infant stimuli book
    - Easel book
    - Fido book
    - Choke-safe toys
    - Manipulatives
    - 20 each of all necessary forms (English only)
    - Convenient rolling bag
  • 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
  • Age Range: 1 month to 6.5 years
  • Time required: Approximately 45 minutes administration
  • Restricted Use: Level B-requires that the user has completed graduate level courses in tests and measurement at a university or has received equivalent documented training
  • Provides normative standard scores, percentiles, age equivalents and criterion, referenced, change sensitive growth scores for the 5 IDEA domains:
    - Cognitive Development: Verbal and nonverbal reasoning, memory, visual motor and speed of processing
    - Language or Communication Development: Receptive and expressive language, evaluated by examiner and parent
    - Motor Development: Fine motor and gross motor
    - Social Emotion Behavior: Developmental scale and clinical data, rated by examiner and parent
    - Self Help or Adaptive Behavior: Developmental and global examiner and parent rating scales

More Information

  • Addresses 5 major assessment needs:
    - Early identification of developmental delays
    - Change-sensitive assessment of premature infants
    - Measurement of incremental improvement in development
    - Reliable and valid developmental assessment for children with limited expressive language ability
    - Comprehensive assessment required by IDEA, to develop Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP) and Individual Education Plans (IEP)
  • Recommended uses for the MPR:
    - Developmental assessment of Cognitive, language or communication, motor, self-help and social-emotional domains, required by federal and state regulations
    - Assessment of general cognitive development in english and spanish speaking children
    - Screening of infants and children who have been referred for the evaluation of possible developmental delays or disabilities
    - Assessment of children with hearing impairments/deafness, autism or other disabilities with limited language skills
    - Re-evaluations of individuals previously identified as developmentally delayed The Merrill-Palmer-R Growth Score Profile allows the examiner to plot scores of individual developmental index domains, relating them to age equivalence and across developmental domains
    - Once these scores are plotted, specific areas of deficit can be identified using test item performance, relative to expectations. These results can then be used to develop an educational plan targeting those deficits
  • Merrill-Palmer-R has excellent reliability
  • Internal consistency for the developmental index is 0.97 to 0.98, with other developmental scales, ranging from 0.87 to 0.97
  • Scale information curves are provided. Validity data includes extensive content-related, criterion related and consequential validity studies
  • Test is a good fit to the Rasch Model and expert evaluations supported the content structure
  • Developmental Index correlates 0.92 with the Bayley Mental Scale, even higher with the Leiter-R and 0.80 to 0.86 with the SB-5 abbreviated battery
  • Manual provides national norms based on nearly 1,400 cases (over 200 atypical), corresponding to the 2000 census for gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic level and geographic region


Merrill Palmer Revised (MPR)

Number of Items

Cognitive 111
Gross Motor  75
Fine Motor59
Language 140
Self-Help/Adaptability 44
Social/Emotional 37

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