Summary of eligible users to be trained
and the training process
Griffiths III is an updated and modernised version of the Griffiths Scales originally developed by Dr Ruth Griffiths. The Griffiths III scales are intended for use by professionals qualified to administer and interpret them via training, education and experience. This principle is supported by Hogrefe the publishers of Griffiths III, who will only supply kits to registered Griffiths III users on their database.
Users of the Griffiths III Scales require the following skills and competencies:
- Understanding of the psychometric qualities underpinning assessment methods.
- Ability to administer the Griffiths III Scales competently, administering each test item as detailed in the test Administration Manual.
- Ability to interact with the child.
- Skills and knowledge to analyse and interpret the results of the test appropriately.
- Ability to provide written feedback on the assessment.
The following professionals may be trained in the use of the Griffiths III Scales:
- Paediatricians and Paediatric trainees
Allied Health Professionals (e.g. Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Nurses) may also apply if they are:
- Part of a Child Development Team, or
- Actively involved in research or monitoring, and
- Can be supervised by a Paediatrician or Psychologist experienced in the use of the Griffiths III Scales.
Currently, Allied Health Professionals working independently and teachers are not routinely eligible to be trained as Griffiths III users. Queries about whether professionals may or may not be trained in the use of the Griffiths III Scales should be directed to the ARICD Training, Education and Equipment Committee via email@example.com .
AHP Bookings for Part I should be accompanied by a supporting letter from the lead clinician of the CDT and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include:
- 1) details of the CDT,
- 2) name, profession and role of the supervisor who is a Registered User, and
- 3) your role in the CDT.
To become a Registered Griffiths III user
Training to become a Registered User of the Griffiths III is offered in 2 parts, with separate fees for each part.
GRIFFITHS III Part I TRAINING
- Griffiths III training consists of a compulsory Part I e-learning module which gives new users an introduction to the Griffiths III kit, the Manuals, Record and Drawing books and demonstrates each piece of equipment or test items and how to administer these. All new Griffiths III Users must successfully complete this, before they can advance to Part II of the training which focuses on teaching how to use the testing procedures with children to achieve reliability in the administration and scoring of the test.
- The Griffiths III Part I module concentrates on the theory and technical aspects of Griffiths III and is followed by Part II of the training which concentrates on the practical aspects of the training.
- Part I includes a short assessment at the end of the module, and you will receive a Certificate of Completion after satisfactorily completing Part I.
GRIFFITHS III Part II TRAINING
In response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the varying international restrictions on face-to-face contact and teaching and assessment, ARICD have recently introduced a range of options for the Griffiths III Part II Course and new users can choose whichever best suits them and their local regulations.
Options for Griffiths III Part II Training:
Following completion of the Part I e-learning module, new users can complete their Practical training in one of the following ways:
- Attendance at a traditional 3-day Face-to-face training course facilitated by Tutors.
- Completion of the Part II Video Module followed by a shortened 2 day Practical Module facilitated by Tutors.
There may be an option in the future to do the Practical Module virtually and to submit a recording of a complete assessment and report of the assessments to a Tutor, but this option is NOT yet available.
Aims of the Part II Video Module
The Part II course aims to demonstrate and teach the testing procedures required to achieve reliability in the administration of the Griffiths III test.
The course concentrates on the practical aspects of training.
The Part II Video Module includes:
- Administration guidelines for use when testing infants and young children.
- Detailed administration guidelines and pass criteria for the administration of the 5 Subscales with video clips of children with varying ages carrying out the test items.
- How to calculate results.
- Complete assessments of a 9-month-old and a 5-year-old.
- Scoring the assessment.
- Report writing.
You should allow approximately 7 hours to complete the Video Module and this must be completed before you attend your Practical training.
Aims of Practical Module
The Part II Practical Module will give you:
- Supervised experience using the Griffiths III in testing children of different age ranges to illustrate the full range of the scales.
- An understanding of the way neurodevelopmental problems may affect the child’s performance.
- The ability to manage difficulties encountered during assessment (e.g. due to the child’s disability, attention, cooperation, etc.)
- An understanding of using the Griffiths III with children who demonstrate atypical development.
The core training requirements for all new users will remain the same. All new users must be able to demonstrate satisfactory use of Griffiths III from both Tutor observation and from submission of a written report.
New users attending the traditional 3-day Part II face-to-face course will cover the same material as that covered on the Part II Video module and Part II Practical module and will gain the same competencies. All new users will find the video material contained in the Part II Video Module useful. New users attending a 3 day face-to-face practical training can opt to enrol for this if they wish. This will incur a separate fee.
Enrolment for Griffiths III Training
To register for Griffiths III Part I, after creating an account with ARICD, go to COURSES, book the Part I course and pay the appropriate course fee. It may take up to 72 business hours for your booking to be approved and to gain access to Part I, so please ensure that you enrol for this well in advance of your planned Part II course to allow you time to complete this before the Part II course. The Part I module can be completed in as many sittings as you need and can take 6-12 hours.
If required, an invoice can be arranged for your employer to make the payment on your behalf, but you can gain access to the e-learning faster if you use PayPal, as the link to the e-learning URL is not forwarded to you until receipt of the course fee.
However, it is essential you decide at an early stage which option you wish to follow for the Part II training:
- Booking a place on a 3-day Practical course,
- Enrolling for the Part II Video module via the ARICD website on completion of the Part I e-learning AND Enrolling for the Part II Practical Module
You are advised to link with a Tutor before completing the Part II Video Module to confirm a place on a Part II Practical Module.
Details of all Griffiths III training courses for the various options of the Practical module will be available on the ARICD website under COURSES once these are confirmed. If you have difficulty finding a Griffiths III Tutor, then please email email@example.com for advice.
To book a place on a 3-day Practical course or a Part II Practical Module please contact the course organiser to express your interest for a specific course/module and the Course Tutor will contact you directly with a booking form.
There are separate fees for the various parts of the Griffiths III training
- Part I e-learning fee of £100 paid to ARICD via website.
- Part II Video Module fee of £175 is payable to ARICD via the website.
It is possible to book and pay for both the Part I e-learning and Part II Video Module at the same time, but you will only be given access to the Part II Video Module after you have completed the Part I e-learning.
Fees for the 3-day Face-to-Face Course and the Part II Practical Module are paid directly to the Tutor.
Summary of Griffiths III Part I and Part II Training Options
Summary of how to become a Registered Griffiths III user
New Users must have successfully completed the online Part I e-learning and assessment module.
New users must complete the two parts of the Part II module – the Video module and the Practical module or have attended a 3-day face-to-face course.
New users must be able to demonstrate satisfactory use of Griffiths III from both Tutor observation and from submission of a written report.
On successful completion of Part I and Part II, the new user’s name will be placed on the database of Registered Griffiths III users held by ARICD. Registered Griffiths III users are eligible to purchase equipment and supplies from Hogrefe or other approved suppliers in your country.
If you have any queries about any aspect of the Griffiths III training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org