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Legal Requirements for Evaluation and Assessment:

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What is an ongoing assessment of a child’s strengths and needs?

Evaluation & Assessment, Federal Regulations [Sec.303.322 (b)]

Definition of Assessment

Federal regulations define an assessment of a child’s development and need for services.

(2) Assessment means the ongoing procedures used by appropriate qualified personnel throughout the period of a child's eligibility under this part to identify—

(i) The child's unique strengths and needs and the services appropriate to meet those needs; and
(ii) The resources, priorities, and concerns of the family and the supports and services necessary to enhance the family's capacity to meet the developmental needs of their infant or toddler with a disability.

Definitions, Maryland Regulations [COMAR 13A.13.01.02.B (4)]

Maryland regulations restate the federal regulations.




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