About the course
The early identification of young children with disabilities is dependent on a variety of information collection strategies such as screening, evaluation, and assessment of the physical, social, psychological, and behavioral aspects of development. Gathering Information to Determine Eligibility and to Program Plan examines the wide variety of strategies available to determine the developmental level of children; to plan intervention programs; and determine change over time. Working in partnership with families to determine family concerns, priorities, and resources is presented as the framework for the information gathering process. Topics include the development of formal and informal assessment techniques, the advantages and disadvantages of norm-referenced, criterion-referenced, and observational tests and tools, models of assessment, and report writing. This course also covers the specifics of the IFSP and IEP process and uses case illustrations to provoke questions and problem solving.
At the end of the course, successful students will be able to:
- Determine the developmental and functional status of infants, toddlers, and young children
- Determine strengths and needs of children and families
- Use information collected to make informed decisions regarding eligibility for services under IDEA, Parts B & C; intervention planning; and outcome determination
- Create a family-centered, culturally and linguistically competent plan containing relevant, participation-based outcomes
Toby Long is a Professor, the Director of Training at Georgetown's Center for Child and Human Development, and Faculty Director for the Certificate in Early Intervention. Toby Long, PhD, PT, FAPTA is Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Georgetown University, Director of Professional Development ...
Rachel Brady is a Research Associate in the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of Information Dissemination for the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Child and Human Development at Georgetown University Dr. Brady is also the Project Coordinator for...
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