The Association for Research in Infant and Child Development, ARICD, is a registered charity, founded by paediatricians and child psychologists interested in increasing understanding of early child development and thereby improving the welfare of children with disabilities. ARICD is recognised as a Learned Society.
ARICD was founded in 1957 by an eminent psychologist, Dr Ruth Griffiths. The Griffiths Development Scales are promoted by the association in its task of maintaining and furthering the work of diagnostic assessment and intervention in babies and young children. Find out more about ARICD and becoming a Member of ARICD. The process and Application Form to join a Committee can be found in the Members Only section.
ARICD is registered with the UK Charity Commission number 1161043 website charity-commission
– Registration number 1161043.
11 November 2020
The Autumn Educational Meeting recordings
now available to ARICD Members
To view the recordings, go to Autumn Educational Meeting 2020.
29 October 2020
Griffiths III Manual Addendum
now available in Griffiths III Resources
26 October 2020
Tutor Update on the development of
the Griffiths Part II Video Module
A Griffiths III Part II Video Module has been developed as an increased resource for Griffiths III training and to facilitate training continuing during the ongoing social distancing requirements of the Covid-19 pandemic. A pilot version of this has been sent to a number of New Griffiths III users and Tutors on 24 October 2020, and it is anticipated that the final version will be launched in early December 2020, when it can then be booked via the website in the same way as the current Part I e-learning. Trainees who complete the Part II Video Module will still have to do a further 2 day Practical training, to be known as a the Part II Practical Module to ensure they become competent users of the Griffiths III Scales. However, where your local guidelines permit, you can continue to run your normal 3 day Griffiths III courses.
The Course content includes the following:
- Administration guidelines for testing Infants and Young Children
- Detailed administration guidelines and pass criteria for the administration of the 5 Subscales with video clips of children of varying ages carrying out the test items
- Complete assessments of a 9 month old baby and a 5 year old
- Scoring the assessment
- Report writing
It will take approximately 8 hours to complete the Part II Video Module but this equates to the content of the normal first day of the three day training and the sessions about scoring and report writing normally held on the subsequent days.
All Tutors will be given access to the Video Module once this has been formally launched, and it is planned to hold a Tutor Workshop in either December 20 or January 21 as a webinar to discuss the increased options available for delivering Griffiths III training. Tutors will be advised of the date of the Tutor meeting once this has been confirmed.
9 October 2020
The Autumn Educational Meeting was a great success!
The recordings will soon be available to ARICD Members and Registrants.
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The most recent version of the Griffiths Scales is Griffiths III, launched in 2016. You can find out more here
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