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Determining The Status of Infant/Toddler

Development In Relation To The Three Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Outcomes


Photo shared by a family served by Child Development Resources in Williamsburg, Virginia
Photo shared by a family served by Child Development Resources in Williamsburg, VA

PURPOSE

This manual was developed to provide a resource to assist practitioners in determining how a child is functioning in relation to their same aged peers in the three functional areas:

  1. social-emotional skills and relationships;
  2. acquiring and using new knowledge and skills; and
  3. taking action to get needs met.

The intent is to provide a hands on document with information readily available for practitioners both before and throughout the evaluation/assessment and determination process.

Please Note: A thorough explanation and details of development are beyond the scope of this document. It is incumbent upon early childhood professionals to have a thorough knowledge of development. Resources listed in this manual can be used as one mechanism for professionals to increase their knowledge. Observation of typically developing children and specific coursework are other methods to increase professional competency in child development.

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Acknowledgements

Click here to find Typical developmental information Click here for ages 1 through 6 months developmental milestones Click here for ages 7 through 12 months developmental milestones Click here for ages 13 through 24 months developmental milestones Click here for ages 27 through 36 months developmental milestones


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