Developmental Indicators for the Assessment of Learning, Fourth Edition (DIAL-4)

Assess all five areas of early childhood development easily and efficiently.

By Carol Mardell, PhD & Dorothea S. Goldenberg, EdD

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Year
2011
Age range
2:6-5:11
Administration time
30-45 Minutes
Administration type
individual or Group
Overview

New features help predict academic success in young children.
As much as you’ve enjoyed using DIAL™-3 for quickly screening large groups of young children, the DIAL™-4 delivers even greater benefits! Updates offer early childhood professionals further advantages with time-saving testing, easier administration, and enhanced reliability. DIAL-4 has been re-designed, re-normed and now for use with ages 2:6 to 5:11!

Users & Applications

DIAL-4 is used by:

  • Preschools and Kindergartens
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Educational and Developmental Psychologists  
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists

Content & Administration

To give you comprehensive information, DIAL-4 provides scores for all five early childhood areas:

  1. Motor area: Gross Motor items include catching, jumping, hopping, and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting, copying shapes and letters, writing, and a popular finger touching task.

  2. Language area: Items include answering simple personal questions (name, age, and sex), articulation, naming (expressive) or identifying (receptive) objects and actions, plus phonemic awareness tasks such as rhyming and “I Spy.”

  3. Concepts area: Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors, rote counting, counting blocks, identifying concepts in a triad of pictures, and sorting shapes. Includes an item that assesses automatic naming of objects, a skill that is associated with potential learning disabilities.

  4. Self-help development: Looks at the child’s development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating, and grooming.

  5. Social development: Looks at the child’s development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.

Materials

  • Training materials
  • Manual
  • Easy-to-follow Operator’s Handbooks
  • Lightweight, one-piece dials
  • Separate zippered bags for each developmental area assessed
  • Easy-to-use carrying bag
  • Teacher Questionnaire—Offers the opportunity for teacher feedback
  • Parent Questionnaire—Helps gather information about the child’s health history, background, and development of self-help and social skills
  • Report to Parents—Helps facilitate discussion with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress
  • Optional Parent-Child Activity Form—Suggests activities parents can use to help their child improve motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social skills
  • Speed Dial Screener included in each DIAL 4 Kit -save even more time with a shortened version of DIAL-4. Speed DIAL is appropriate for quick screening in smaller settings such as departments of public health, pediatric offices, health fairs, homes, and classrooms

Scoring & Reporting

DIAL-4 provides standard deviation and percentile cut-off points by chronological age at two-month intervals for total and area scores—Motor, Concepts, Language, Self-Help, and Social Development. Percentile ranks and standard scores are also provided.

Scoring & Reporting using Q-global
Accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, Q-global helps administrators quickly and efficiently:

  • Upload child information into the system via a csv file
  • Enter raw scores
  • Generate accurate reports for individual children or groups of children
  • Securely access assessment information

This scoring and reporting system is designed for entering raw scores from the paper based record form only. You will not be able to administer the DIAL-4 online using this program.

View a Webinar Recording on the DIAL 4

An Introduction to the DIAL 4 and Speed DIAL 4

Duration: 60 minutes

>>Download Slides

TO WATCH THIS WEBINAR NOW, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

Items & Pricing
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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Scoring Options:
ME - Manual entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

Subscriptions (for use with paper forms)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488692451 Q-global DIAL-4 Unlimited-Use Score Report
1 Year Subscription (per user) for generating reports administered using paper forms
B $45.00 Login to purchase

Reports

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781922021755 DIAL-4 Q-global Scoring Report

A usage includes scoring and reporting
B $1.50 Login to purchase
9781922021762 Speed DIAL-4 Q-global Score Report

A usage includes scoring and reporting
B $1.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring

Hand Scoring Kits

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994239515 DIAL-4 Hand Scoring Complete Kit - Includes Manual, Record Forms (50), Record Form (Spanish) (1), Cutting Cards (50), Parent Questionnaires (50), Teacher Questionnaires (25), manipulatives, dials, Operator Handbooks in English and Spanish for Motor, Concepts, and Language Areas plus the Speed DIAL manual, one Speed DIAL record form and Training Packet B $893.00 Login to purchase
9781922021731 Speed DIAL-4 Screening Kit B $393.00 Login to purchase

Forms and Booklets

DIAL-4 Record Forms

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994239836 DIAL-4 Administration Forms - Includes: Record Forms pack of 50, Cutting Cards pack of 50 and Parent Questionnaires pack of 50 B $127.00 Login to purchase
9781925120769 Speed DIAL-4 Record Forms pack of 50 B $65.00 Login to purchase
9781925120776 DIAL-4 Parent Questionnaires pack of 50 B $50.00 Login to purchase
9781922021038 DIAL-4 Parent/Child Activity Form pack of 50 B $52.00 Login to purchase
9781922021816 DIAL-4 Record Forms pack of 50 and Cutting Cards pack of 50 B $93.00 Login to purchase
9781922021328 DIAL-4 Teacher Questionnaire pack of 25 B $38.00 Login to purchase

Additional Materials

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994239843 DIAL-4 Training DVD B $98.00 Login to purchase
9781925120073 DIAL-4 Manual B $145.00 Login to purchase

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Q-global® Administration Options

This product is available on Q-global with the following administration options:

Manual Entry - Scoring and Reporting Only (ME)

These assessments are administered in paper-pencil format only, and can be scored by entering raw data into Q Global for scoring and reporting.

If you would like more information, please visit the Q-global product page,www.pearsonclinical.com.au/qglobal

New features help predict academic success in young children.

As much as you’ve enjoyed using DIAL™-3 for quickly screening large groups of young children, the DIAL™-4 delivers even greater benefits! Updates offer early childhood professionals further advantages with time-saving testing, easier administration, and enhanced reliability. DIAL-4 has been re-designed, re-normed and now for use with ages 2:6 to 5:11!

Users & Applications

DIAL-4 is used by:

  • Preschools and Kindergartens
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Educational and Developmental Psychologists  
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists

Content & Administration

To give you comprehensive information, DIAL-4 provides scores for all five early childhood areas:

  1. Motor area: Gross Motor items include catching, jumping, hopping, and skipping. Fine Motor items include building with blocks, cutting, copying shapes and letters, writing, and a popular finger touching task.

  2. Language area: Items include answering simple personal questions (name, age, and sex), articulation, naming (expressive) or identifying (receptive) objects and actions, plus phonemic awareness tasks such as rhyming and “I Spy.”

  3. Concepts area: Items include pointing to named body parts, naming or identifying colors, rote counting, counting blocks, identifying concepts in a triad of pictures, and sorting shapes. Includes an item that assesses automatic naming of objects, a skill that is associated with potential learning disabilities.

  4. Self-help development: Looks at the child’s development of personal care skills related to dressing, eating, and grooming.

  5. Social development: Looks at the child’s development of social skills with other children and parents, including rule compliance, sharing, self-control, and empathy.

Materials

  • Training materials
  • Manual
  • Easy-to-follow Operator’s Handbooks
  • Lightweight, one-piece dials
  • Separate zippered bags for each developmental area assessed
  • Easy-to-use carrying bag
  • Teacher Questionnaire—Offers the opportunity for teacher feedback
  • Parent Questionnaire—Helps gather information about the child’s health history, background, and development of self-help and social skills
  • Report to Parents—Helps facilitate discussion with parents and caregivers about their child’s progress
  • Optional Parent-Child Activity Form—Suggests activities parents can use to help their child improve motor, language, concepts, self-help, and social skills
  • Speed Dial Screener included in each DIAL 4 Kit -save even more time with a shortened version of DIAL-4. Speed DIAL is appropriate for quick screening in smaller settings such as departments of public health, pediatric offices, health fairs, homes, and classrooms

Scoring & Reporting

DIAL-4 provides standard deviation and percentile cut-off points by chronological age at two-month intervals for total and area scores—Motor, Concepts, Language, Self-Help, and Social Development. Percentile ranks and standard scores are also provided.

Scoring & Reporting using Q-global
Accessible from any computer connected to the Internet, Q-global helps administrators quickly and efficiently:

  • Upload child information into the system via a csv file
  • Enter raw scores
  • Generate accurate reports for individual children or groups of children
  • Securely access assessment information

This scoring and reporting system is designed for entering raw scores from the paper based record form only. You will not be able to administer the DIAL-4 online using this program.

View a Webinar Recording on the DIAL 4

An Introduction to the DIAL 4 and Speed DIAL 4

Duration: 60 minutes

>>Download Slides

TO WATCH THIS WEBINAR NOW, CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

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