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Evaluation/Child Find
Evaluation of School Age Students from Birth to Aging Out Using Developmental Assessments

Trainings related to Child Find and Special Education Evaluations

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Evaluation of School Age Students from Birth to Aging Out Using Developmental Assessments 

Presenter: Ashley Arnold, LSSP, NCSP

Session Description:

Evaluating school age children at both ends of the age continuum can present unique challenges for evaluation personnel. This presentation will review different assessments that can be utilized in a holistic evaluation of school age students from birth to 22. Participants will define differences between norm referenced assessments and criterion referenced assessments. Use of clinical validity data as a qualitative source of information will be explained.

During this workshop, learners will recognize different stages of developmental milestones to enhance the interpretation of evaluation results regardless of student’s age.  Participants will learn how to provide a detailed account of a child’s developmental strengths and weaknesses to make individualized, student specific recommendations and interventions for school-based teams.

This session will highlight the functionality of developmental history and adaptive behavior measures in completing developmental assessments; frequently underutilized by evaluation personnel.

A review of the Developmental Profile-Fourth Edition (DP-4) will include principles of use, psychometric properties, administration procedures, scoring, a case example, and interpretation guidance within a context of overall data. Participants will leave with a sample write up of results.


  1. Participants will state the relevance of developmental history/milestones and adaptive behavior measures in developmental assessment.
  2. Participants will delineate between uses of norm referenced and criterion referenced assessments for school age students ages birth to 22.
  3. Participants will demonstrate the ability to administer, properly score, and interpret DP-4 results.
  4. Participants will be able to describe how to utilize data from multiple sources (including DP-4, ABAS-3, DASH-3, and DAYC-2) for the purpose of establishing eligibility for special education services.
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Credits Available:
(3) CEU
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Contact Person:
Angelia Rottman
Amy Smith
Keya Saleh
Region 10 Contractor
Date Time Location
1/15/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Special Populations Zoom
Region 10 Education Service Center
Second Location
400 E. Spring Valley Rd.
904 Abrams Rd
Richardson, TX 75081-5101
Richardson, TX 75081
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