Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS)
The ITACS is a photograph-based card sort tool for therapists to use with caregivers of children 0-3 years of age to identify the activities and family routines for which the caregivers experience the greatest challenges or need support. Caregivers are asked to sort 40 images as either presenting a challenge or not. Of the activities and routines that are challenging, caregivers prioritize the five most important and rate those five items for the child's current performance and the caregiver’s confidence to support their child in learning and growing related to that activity/routine. The ITACS is available for download as a tool in REDCap or as a pdf document.
Hoyt, C.R., Fernandez J.D., Varughese, T.E., Grandgeorge, E., Manis, H.E., O’Connor, K.E., Chuck, A., Fisher, L.C., Abel, R. & King, A.A. (2020). Development of the Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS). OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Rehabilitation, 1-6. doi: 10.1177/1539449219852030
Hoyt, C.R., Chuck, A., Varughese, T.E., Pilney, L., Fernandez, J., Abel, R.A. & King, A.A. (2021). Psychometric properties of the Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS). OTJR: Occupational Therapy Journal of Rehabilitation. doi: 10.1177/15394492211012657
Hoyt, C. R., L’Hotta, A. J., Bauer, A., Chang, C.H., Varughese, T.E., Abel, R., & King, A. A. (2021). Activity competence among infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities: Rasch analysis of the Infant Toddler Activity Card Sort (ITACS). Journal of Patient Reported Outcomes, 5(14). doi: 10.1186/s41687-021-00287-