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In the fifth module of this series, Cate discusses characteristics of a quality Early Intervention evaluation. She explains that evaluators must include specific data learned during the assessment and make “vignettes” or “holograms” paint a picture of the child. Then, she guides us through cases of real children, demonstrating how to use informed clinical opinion to make rich observations about their communicative, cognitive, and motor functioning. Finally, Cate gives examples of what a “vignette” or “hologram” looks like in a written evaluation.

This is a module series based on a series of trainings given in March and April of 2016 for the NYC Department of Health and Mental Health Bureau of Early Intervention by Catherine J. Crowley, J.D., Ph.D., a professor of Practice at Teachers College, Columbia University. The purpose of the trainings was to provide information about the NYCDOH Bureau of Early Intervention’s standards for culturally and linguistically appropriate evaluations to EIODs, agency coordinators, and evaluators in New York City.

Find resources here: 

Module 5 Handout

THE CRITICAL QUESTIONS for EARLY INTERVENTION SLP

Find the playlist and each of the individual modules here: 

Early Intervention Evaluations (Playlist)

Module 1- Law, Regulations and Policies

Module 2a- Standardized Test Misuse

Module 2b- Standardized Test Misuse

Module 3- Case Study

Module 4- The Critical Questions

Module 6- Bilingual Evaluations

Module 7- Apraxia, Diagnosis and Treatment

Other LEADERSproject module series referred in this video:

Grammar Fundamentals for a Pluralistic Society

http://www.leadersproject.org/2014/09/02/playlist-grammar-fundamentals-for-a-pluralistic-society/

Differential Diagnosis in a Preschool Evaluation

http://www.leadersproject.org/2015/04/07/playlist-differential-diagnosis-in-preschool-evaluations-a-case-study/

Difference, Disorder, or Gap? A School-Age Disability Evaluation

http://www.leadersproject.org/2016/01/02/difference-disorder-or-gap-a-school-age-disability-evaluation-ddog-playlist/