(c) Procedures for assessment of the child and family.
An assessment of each infant or toddler with a disability must be conducted by qualified personnel in order to identify the child’s unique strengths and needs and the early intervention services appropriate to meet those needs. The assessment of the child must include the following—
A review of the results of the evaluation conducted under paragraph (b) of this section;
Personal observations of the child; and
The identification of the child’s needs in each of the developmental areas in §303.21(a)(1).
A family-directed assessment must be conducted by qualified personnel in order to identify the family’s resources, priorities, and concerns and the supports and services necessary to enhance the family’s capacity to meet the developmental needs of the family’s infant or toddler with a disability. The family-directed assessment must—
Be voluntary on the part of each family member participating in the assessment;
Be based on information obtained through an assessment tool and also through an interview with those family members who elect to participate in the assessment; and
Include the family’s description of its resources, priorities, and concerns related to enhancing the child’s development.
Severe Discrepancy, Screening
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