DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

DEVELOPMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Some parents may be worried when they see their child growing up quite well physically, but not really talking yet. Some parents may notice a general delay with regard to their child’s ability to reach important development milestones. Some parents might feel “something’s wrong” with their child’s development or behaviours (e.g. repetitive and/ or non-functional behaviours, extremely restricted interests) but are not sure what the problem is.

In such cases, it is relevant to have a Developmental Assessment conducted in order to have a starting point to assess the situation and then help the child.

A Developmental Assessment is a structured evaluation of the child’s developmental profile. It consists in assessing the child’s needs in key developmental domains.

BENEFITS

This assessment tool allows the examiner to identify the strengths, the severity of the weaknesses and the emerging skills of the child in key different developmental domains.

We could compare the assessment’s results to a snapshot of the child’s development abilities at a specific moment in time.

It is designed to consider the criterion domain for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders) as it highlights specific red flags behaviours.

The assessment’s results pinpoint the child’s needs, and therefore are a solid foundation relevant for designing the child’s IEP (Individualised Educational Plan) as well as for coordinating teaching efforts across settings.

ACTIVITIES & FORMAT

The PEP-3 features attractive and engaging materials (e.g. puppets, bubbles, puzzles, everyday objects…). There is no time pressure to complete the given tasks; this is the reason why one assessment session might not be enough. Going through the assessment is not a race. The whole point of administering the PEP-3 is to be as accurate as possible in identifying the skill levels of a child in various developmental domains.

 

The assessment has two main parts:

i). the Performance Part

ii). The Caregiver Report

PARENT / CAREGIVER INVOLVEMENT

One parent/ caregiver is welcome to stay with the child during the assessment session(s). Their presence is not compulsory, but may be reassuring for children who are subject to separation anxiety. The assessment is administered one-on-one environment with minimal distraction.

 

TEST ADMINISTRATION

The developmental assessment is conducted during a 1.5hr session over one or two days. We reserve the right to keep the format flexible according to the child’s age and cooperation. The test administrator takes the necessary time to help the child show their abilities and true potential. This is the purpose of the assessment.

TEST ADMINISTRATION

The developmental assessment is conducted during a 1.5hr session over one or two days. We reserve the right to keep the format flexible according to the child’s age and cooperation. The test administrator takes the necessary time to help the child show their abilities and true potential. This is the purpose of the assessment.