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In this module, Cate will review city and state regulations, federal law, research-based practice in her discussion of what makes a linguistically and culturally appropriate EI evaluation. She will look more closely at commonly used Early Intervention assessments for areas of bias that may lead to misdiagnosis if used with children of diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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.

In Part II of Module 2, Cate will delve into discussing inconsistencies across commonly used tests, as well as reliability and validity issues in many standardized EI assessments.

Find resources here:

Module 2a 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 2b- Standardized Test Misuse

Module 3- Case Study

Module 4- The Critical Questions

Module 5- Informed Clinical Opinion

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/