Approved Evaluation and Assessment Tools
Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP)
Approved Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment Instruments
The following evaluation and screening tools have been approved by AzEIP for the TBEI program. However, ACT approved tools are the DAYC-2 and the REEL.
Approved Screening Instruments
• Parent Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS)
o Must be used in conjunction with another screening tool
Approved evaluation instruments covering all areas of development
• Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2)- Second
Discipline specific instruments
Discipline specific tools may be used in addition to an evaluation instrument listed above but may not be used in lieu of those tools. A discipline specific tool can be used to obtain a standard score in the associated area of development and can be used in place of the same developmental area of an approved evaluation instrument, ensuring one standard score for all areas of development is obtained.
• Infant Neurological International Battery (INFANIB) (for infants under 1 year of age only)
• Test of Early Communication and Emerging Language (TECEL) (for infants under 1 year of age only)
• Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition (Vineland-II)
Evaluators should review available medical documentation and choose the appropriate instruments when evaluating very young infants. Evaluators of the appropriate discipline can determine eligibility based on Record Review on any tool obtained by a licensed professional listed under the Approved Evaluation Instruments or the Discipline Specific Instruments section, showing a significant delay in that area. If a discipline specific tool is used to determine eligibility on record review, and the team is missing information about all areas of development, the team can gather that information during the Child and Family Assessment.
Approved additional tools
These tools may NOT be used for evaluation or eligibility determination, but may be used if needed, to supplement the AzEIP Child and Family Assessment.
• Assessment, Evaluation and Programming System for Infants and Children (AEPSi)
• Feeding Assessments
• Hawaii Early Learning Profile (HELP) checklists and/or strands
• Infant-Toddler Developmental Assessment (IDA) Record with Provence Birth-toThree Developmental Profile
• Measure of Engagement, Independence, and Social Relationships (MEISR)
• The Oregon Project for Visually Impaired and Blind Preschool Children Skills Inventory, Sixth Edition
• The Ounce Scale
• Rosetti Infant Toddler Language Scales
• Sensory Assessments
• Autism Diagnostic Observation Scale (ADOS)
• Screening Tool for Autism in Toddlers and Young Children (STAT)
• Infant Toddler Sensory Profile
• Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised (M-CHAT-R)
• Denver Developmental Screening Test, Second Edition (DDST-2)
• Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS)
• Sensory Processing Dysfunction Checklist
• Feeding Matters Infant and Child Feeding Questionnaire
All test instruments must be the latest edition or most up-to-date version. Personnel who administer test instruments must be appropriately trained and have the appropriate credentials that meet the requirements specified within each of the instrument. Other screening, evaluation or assessment instruments must be sent to AzEIP for approval prior to use.