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Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment:


Self-Assessment Inventory


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Name:__________________________ Date: ___________________

This self-assessment inventory can help identify areas for continued professional development for individuals and teams, and identify individuals who can mentor/coach others.

Review your current competency in completing evaluations and assessments with families by checking the appropriate column for each item identified below, using this response scale:

 
  Awareness: I am aware of this but don't apply it in my work/interactions.
Knowledge: I understand it, & sometimes apply it in my work/interactions.
Application: I understand this and apply it consistently in my work/interactions.
Mastery: I understand and apply this well enough to teach/mentor others.
 
     

 

 
 

General evaluation/assessment knowledge and skills

Aware but don't apply

Sometimes
apply

Consistent application

Can teach & coach others

Select, with families, quantitative and qualitative methods to answer specific referral concerns

       

Provide options (coach, reflector, narrator, and observer) for family involvement in evaluation/assessment

       

Explain clearly the advantages & disadvantages of norm and criterion referenced tools

       

Explain clearly the advantages & disadvantages of informed clinical opinion and natural observation

       

Explain clearly how evaluation/assessment is related to family supports/services

       

Other:

       
 
     

 

 
 

Initial evaluation/assessment
for eligibility

Aware but don't apply

Sometimes
apply

Consistent application

Can teach & coach others

Analyze, with families, a child's physical, communication, cognitive, social/emotional, adaptive development

       

Identify, with families, a child's unique strengths, abilities and challenges

       

Use more than one method (natural observation, informed clinical opinion, norm and criterion referenced tests)

       

Pair natural observation with quantitative methods for evaluation/
assessment

       

Collaborate with at least one other discipline to determine a child's eligibility

       

Use nondiscriminatory materials and procedures including a child's native language/mode of communication

       

Complete initial evaluation/assessment within 45 days of the receipt of referral

       

Determine a child's eligibility by comparing diagnosis and/or evaluation results with Maryland's ITP criteria

       

Document the eligibility determination in writing

       

Share results with parents/guardians verbally and in writing using family friendly language

       

Identify, with families, the supports & services to promote a child's participation in family desired settings

       

Other:

       
 
     

 

 
 

Ongoing assessment

Aware but don't apply

Sometimes
apply

Consistent application

Can teach & coach others

Periodically review with families a child's abilities/challenges to participate in family-selected activity settings

       


Review with families, periodically and annually, IFSP outcomes and family supports/services to promote a child's participation in activity settings

       

Use informed clinical opinion and natural observation of a child in familiar environment to discuss a child's progress with families

       

Other:

       
 
     


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