The Early Childhood Special Education Assessment is a tool used to evaluate children between the ages of three and five years old who may have developmental delays. The assessment uses parent surveys and classroom observations to determine if a child has deficits in at least two areas of development, including cognitive, motor, communication, self-help, or social/emotional. Teachers and parents are both able to complete the assessments independently and confidentially.
The Early Childhood Special Education Assessment is a set of tools used to evaluate very young children. It is designed to help teachers, therapists, parents and other professionals working with children to identify the areas in which they are having difficulty, so they can be supported and given appropriate services.
If the assessment indicates that a child is at risk for developmental delays or has a disability, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. The IFSP identifies services that are needed to meet the child’s developmental goals, and outlines how those services will be provided.
The Early Childhood Special Education Assessment is designed to provide early childhood programs with data and information about their teaching staff and the students in their program. The assessment is comprised of two main sections: one covering teachers, and one covering students. It’s intended for use by teachers, principals, and teacher education faculty.
The first section of the assessment asks questions about teachers, such as their qualifications, credentials, training, and their beliefs about how children learn. The second section asks questions about students, such as their gender, age, ethnicity/race, English language proficiency (if applicable), special education eligibility status (if applicable), and whether or not they receive special education services.
Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) is a program for children from the age of three until they enter kindergarten who have special needs. Children are eligible for this program if they have identified disabilities or development delays in one or more of the following areas: cognitive, communication, physical, social-emotional, and self-help.
A special education assessment is a review of information about your child’s development and learning. We use the results of this assessment to decide if your child may need early intervention or preschool special education services.
The Cognitive Ability Scale (CAS) was selected by the American Psychiatric Association as the most accurate measure of cognitive development in children. It is used to determine a child’s mental age and ability to interact with peers and teachers. The CAS is based on three domains: verbal, nonverbal, and social functioning.
This assessment is designed to help determine if you are eligible for special education services during the early childhood years and is usually taken with a parent or guardian present.
This assessment is divided into two sections: a formal assessment that lasts approximately one hour, and an informal assessment that will last approximately one half hour.
The formal test will provide the evaluators with standardized measures of your academic abilities, speech and language skills, motor skills, adaptive behavior, social behaviors and other areas relevant to your development.