What to expect at an evaluation

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What to expect at an evaluation

Look up. It's in the sticky section. :yahoo::yahoo:

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The one thing I would note and was not fully prepared for was that the EI assessment was not just for speech - it's for overall development and there can be several people present doing administering whatever assessment tool they use (we had six at one appointment, and 4 at another). The same was true of the school department assessment but there were only two people present from the school department (an SLP and an early childhood teacher) , along with me and her EI worker. They also assessed her development overall, and I got two seperate reports, one from the SLP and one from the teacher. Luckily her daycare takes really detailed running records and I had the journal on hand to answer questions that I wasn't really prepared for or to spot behaviors I hadn't really paid attention to at home. By the time we did our school dept. assessment, her journal had over a years worth of notes on it.

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That's awesome that you had an entire team present ! This saved you ALOT of time.

When I worked in a hospital out-pt setting, this was not the case though. It was just me.
But when I did a clinical rotation (years ago) for early intervention services in a neighboring county, they also had the big team approach. I like this way better, btw.

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