Griffiths III Mental Development Scales is a restricted test that is available only to the holders of an ARICD Certificate of Registration as User. The certificate can only be obtained through a recognised Griffiths III training course. Only holders of such certificates can purchase and use the Griffiths III. There will be a grace period of one year up to July 2017 during which GMDS Users can purchase the Griffiths III.
Griffiths Training Courses are open to paediatricians and psychologists. Allied Health Professionals who are 1) part of a Child Development Team, or 2) actively involved in research or monitoring, and 3) can be supervised by an experience Griffiths User, may also apply.
The Scales measure development trends which are significant for intelligence, or indicative of functional mental growth in babies and young children. In the GMDS-ER, development was measured up to 8 years of age. The new Griffiths III measures maturation up to 5 years 11 months.
Introducing Griffiths-III – the eagerly-anticipated re-standardisation of the Griffiths Mental Development Scales
Griffiths-III represents an evolution in developmental assessment, based on the latest research and theory, and building on the best of the past. Griffiths-III is a child-friendly, play-oriented measure for assessing the rate of development in infants from birth (1 month) to 5 years 11 months (71 months). Griffiths-III is the product of a thorough re-standardisation of the Griffiths Mental Development Scales (GMDS) – described as the “gold standard” in child development testing. The standardisation was conducted by the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD) and completed in 2015 using a representative sample from the UK and Ireland.
GMDS-ER was published in 2006, updating the 1996 version. It consists of 2 sets of Scales, one for each age group 0-2 years and 2-8 years.
All Griffiths kits, manuals, and other related material can be purchased from Hogrefe.co.uk.