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Griffiths Scales of Child Development, Third Edition

Elizabeth Green, Louise Stroud, Susan Bloomfield, Johan Cronje, Cheryl Foxcroft, Kim Hurter et al.

Paper and Pencil

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Griffiths III is the latest edition of the Griffiths Scales of Child Development. Griffiths III represents an evolution in developmental assessment, based on the latest research and theory, and building on the best of the past.


Important information

ARICD have released a statement regarding a recent rule change for achieving the basal and ceiling for each subscale.

Suitable for

For individuals aged birth to 6 years (72 months)

Language Versions

English and Italian

Product Description

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. It is a comprehensive, child-friendly developmental measure for continuous use from birth to 6 years (72 months).

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.

What is Griffiths III?

Griffiths III provides an overall measure of a child’s development, as well as an individual profile of strengths and needs across five areas:

  • Foundations of Learning – assesses critical aspects of learning during the early childhood years.
  • Language and Communication – measures overall language development, including expressive language, receptive language and use of language to communicate socially with others.
  • Eye and Hand Coordination – considers fine motor skills, manual dexterity and visual perception skills.
  • Personal–Social–Emotional – measures constructs relating to the child’s developing sense of self and growing independence, interactions with others, plus many aspects of emotional development.
  • Gross Motor – assesses postural control, balance and gross body coordination, among other abilities.

Watch our introductory video!

What’s new to Griffiths III?

Griffiths III took the best of the previous editions and built upon it to become a substantially new and improved kit. More than 80% of Griffiths III was redesigned to make a modern assessment in line with the latest developmental, paediatric, psychological and neurological research. Clinician feedback was also taken into account, and the administration sequence was streamlined to be practical for users. All equipment can be easily cleaned, is child-friendly has been designed to keep small children engaged and at ease. More in-depth information on Griffiths III can be found in this article. You can also download our Griffiths III flyer here.

How can I start using Griffiths III? Visit the ARICD website for training information for both new users and those who trained in the previous editions.


Ordering information

United Kingdom

Public sector customers are invited to order via Purchase Order. These can be sent to Alternatively, you can call us on 01865 797920, or order via our website. Note that customers looking to order on our website must be registered Griffiths users. Replacement kit parts are available to order - please contact to purchase individual pieces of equipment, such as replacement Quiet Book page parts.


In the following territories, we request that you please refer any queries to our licensed distributor:

Australia and New Zealand: Psychological Assessments Australia
South Africa: Yvonne Smith
Israel: PsychTech Ltd
Portugal: Hogrefe Editora, Lda.
Italy: Hogrefe Editore 
Sweden and Norway: Hogrefe Psykologiforlaget AB /
USA: Western Psychological Services (WPS)

Qualification level required:
Level 3. Please see our Test User Qualifications page

for guidance


The sample comprised of 426 children from the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The standardisation was completed in 2015.


Approximately 1 hour