Developmental Evaluation Report (DER)
Children referred without an established condition with a high probability for developmental delay or a recent evaluation using a norm-referenced instrument showing a 50% delay in one or more areas, may be screened. If screening results indicate that the child is suspected of having a delay, or the parent requests an evaluation even if the screening does not indicate a suspected delay, the multidisciplinary team will perform an evaluation.
Who completes the evaluation?
At least two people from two of the following disciplines must be involved in the evaluation: OT, DSI, TOD, TVI, Psych, PT, SLP or SW. The evaluation instrument must be in the child’s native language and must not discriminate on the basis of race or culture. The evaluation will include information about the child’s history and the child’s level of functioning in each of the five developmental areas (cognitive, physical, communication, social or emotional and adaptive). The Developmental Summary Report will identify the AzEIP approved evaluation instrument(s) used and the scores as well as whether the child is eligible for AzEIP. The team will work with DDD and ASDB to simultaneously determine eligibility for those state agencies.
What is the family’s role in evaluation?
Families should be active participants in their child’s evaluation. Families know their child best; including the best time to complete an evaluation. Families should be invited to report on how their child’s participation in the evaluation compares to their usual activities.