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Let's Start from the Beginning Eligibility
Determination Review of
Records A review of the results of the evaluation conducted (if applicable);
Personal observations of the child; and
The identification of the child‘s needs in each of the developmental areas. Initial IFSP ITP Enrollment Evaluation - Eligibility Determination
Assessment Evaluation 1. Established
Condition 2. Developmental
Delay Administering an evaluation instrument;
Taking the child‘s history by interviewing the parent;
Identifying the child‘s level of functioning in each of the developmental areas;
Gathering information from other sources such as family members, other care-givers, medical providers, social workers, and educators, if necessary, to understand the full scope of the child‘s unique strengths and needs; and
Reviewing medical, educational, or other records. The purpose of Evaluation is to determine eligibility for the NC Infant-Toddler Program, NOT for individual services. Purpose of EVALUATION Multidisciplinary Qualified Personnel 5 Approved Instruments Standard Scores Not Discipline Specific tools State Requirements Wildly Important Goals Family-Directed
Assessment Native Language
of the Child Only required if child is eligible Native Language of the Family Completed prior to initial IFSP Nationally validated tools Spring Board for IFSP Development Working Well and Challenges in Daily Routines Initial
Child Assessment Native Language of the Child Only required if child is eligible Completed Prior to Initial IFSP Multidisciplinary Intervention planning - gather information about the child’s use of skills in each of the developmental areas within the context of daily routines in the home, community and other natural settings.
Inform the development of functional participation based outcomes for the initial IFSP.
Help identify early intervention supports needed by family to achieve IFSP outcomes Purpose of
Initial Child Assessment Assessment tool not required but can be used IDEA Regulations
Implementation Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 4 Implementation Timeline Update Complete! Be Right!
Procedural Safeguards Be Ready !
Evaluation, Eligibility Determination, Assessment Phase 3 Be Practical!
IFSP, Definition of Services, Transition Be Early!
Child Find, Referral, Lead Agency Responsibilities, EI Records Phase 2 Team: Lisa, Joey, Diane, Sarah, Sheena Statewide Implementation
January 2014 It's not just about the Evaluation Instrument Should we do the family-directed assessment after eligibility determination?
Which tool will we pick for family-directed assessment?
Which CDSA staff will complete the family-directed assessment? Purpose of
Family-Directed Assessment Through discussion of the family's daily routines and activities, gather information about:
.........as related to enhancing their child's participation, engagement and development. When in the process will initial child assessment occur?
Which CDSA staff will be involved?
What will child assessment look like?
How will we bill for child assessment? Next Steps Phase 2 team continue with State module trainings and weekly meetings to develop and discuss local implementation
Local training and implementation plan to be developed
PLT and Team Meetings - questions and rumor check-ins
July Communication Meeting - More Phase 2 information Phase 2 Introduction Evaluation / Eligibility Determination
Initial Child Assessment Local Decisions Have Not Been Made IDEA
Requirements 5 State Approved Instruments DAYC
Brigance Routines Based Interview, McWilliam & Clingenpeel
Asset-Based Matrix (ABC Matrix), Wilson & Mott
Identifying Family Activities and Routine, FACETS and TaCTICS materials
Ecomapping Which of the 5 tools will we use in the eligibility process?
When will eligibility determination happen? 3 Distinct
Processes Voluntary - family members can share at their discretion
Personal interview with family members - Tool required
Family‘s description of its concerns, priorities and resources related to enhancing the child‘s development.