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The Early Years Toolbox's (EYT) Child Self-Regulation & Behaviour Questionnaire (CSBQ) is a parent- or educator-report questionnaire consisting of 33 items pertaining to children’s everyday behaviours. These items combine to assess children’s self-regulation and social development (e.g., ‘persists with difficult tasks’ and ‘waits their turn in activities’). For each item the respondent selects one of five options to indicate whether the statement is ‘Not true’ to ‘Very true’ about the child. This takes approximately 5 minutes to complete per child. The CSBQ produces both self-regulation (i.e., behavioural, cognitive and emotional) and social development sub-scales (e.g., prosocial).

Sub-scale scores are presented on the final assessment screen. For more precise research applications, there are options to have the item by item data sent to a user-specified e-mail address or database. For more information, brief EYT training videos, and analysis resources, please visit http://www.eytoolbox.com.au

About the Early Years Toolbox:

The 'Early Years Toolbox' (EYT, for short) is comprised of six brief, engaging game-like assessments of young children’s self-regulation, executive functioning and vocabulary. These assessments are based on well-established and widely used measures for young children (e.g., go/no-go, dimensional change card sort), yet have been adapted and optimised on the basis of 20+ years of research experience with this age group.

NOTE FOR RESEARCHERS. If using this app for research and/or publication purposes, please cite the following as the original source articles (please feel free to contact us for copies of these articles):

Howard, S. J., & Okely, T. (2015). Catching fish and avoiding sharks: Investigating factors that influence developmentally appropriate measurement of preschoolers’ inhibitory control. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 33(6), 585-596.

Howard, S. J., & Melhuish, E. (2015). An Early Years Toolbox (EYT) for assessing early executive function, language, self-regulation, and social development: Validity, reliability and preliminary norms. Manuscript accepted for publication in Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment.

What's New

Version 1.7.5

- Enabled iTunes file sharing.

Customer Reviews

Interesting idea, unfortunately it doesn't work

Leo the Flapper

There now way to see the result from what I can tell and the email the survey link leads to a blank survey. Too bad as I liked the idea of this app. Let me know if it is fixed or if I'm operator impaired!


Steven Howard
8.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Dr Steven J. Howard and Prof Ted Melhuish


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