F.E.A.T.S. is the Family-friendly Evaluation and Teaching System, a comprehensive system to empower parents to promote positive growth across six developmental domains with a multi-modal approach. This includes six interactive charts that we created based on 22 well-normed, peer-reviewed assessment instruments to provide families with realistic guidelines regarding typical developmental milestones in six areas from birth through kindergarten.
F.E.A.T.S. also includes: F.E.A.T.S. Techniques (teaching tips), family-friendly fact-sheets on a wide variety of topics, a monthly curriculum with developmentally appropriate routines-based activities, and printable interactive activities to be shared by children and caregivers, and educational videos for parents and children.
Our “F.E.A.T.S.™ Techniques” are specifically designed to be not only effective but easy to implement and fun within the context of day-to-day routines with children.
The “F.E.A.T.S.™ Techniques” are presented on this website with graphics, fun titles, and a bulleted format so that they are easy to browse, remember, and use. Further, the “F.E.A.T.S.™ Techniques” can be used to promote positive development for all children, including those with typical development, and those with developmental delays or disorders.