Four Steps of Early Identification
Parent Engaged Monitoring
Parent engaged monitoring is when a parent or primary caregiver observes how a child plays, learns, speaks, acts and moves over time using a checklist of typical developmental milestones.
General Developmental and Autism Screening
Developmental screening takes a closer look a child’s development using a standardized, validated screening tool to determine if there may be a delay and need for further assessment.
Referral for Early Intervention Services
Referral for early intervention services (before age 5) evaluates a child’s eligibility for intervention services such as special education and related services.
Receipt of Early Intervention
Receiving early intervention services refers to those services and supports that help children and their families manage developmental delays and promote optimal development. Public services are delivered through Home Visiting, Early Head Start/Head Start, Part C, and Part B, 619 of IDEA.