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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 3, Lesson 1


In this lesson the participant will explore Early Steps policies with regard to eligibility criteria. The purposes of measurement processes for intervention decision-making will be highlighted. In addition several issues relative to the evaluation and assessment of infants and toddlers with disabilities will be presented.


After completing this lesson the participant should be able to:

  1. Identify major legal provisions related to assessment of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Florida
  2. Describe specific regulations pertaining to assessment of infants and toddlers with disabilities in Florida
  3. Discuss the purposes of assessment
  4. Define the issues and trends related to assessment of young children with disabilities


The following resources are those necessary for the completion of this lesson. Learners may wish to access and print hard copies of the resources prior to beginning the lesson and for future reference. Some resource documents can be found in the Resource Bank. Others are available online.

Key Words

The following key words are important terms from Early Steps Service Delivery Policy and Guidance: Delivering Service in the Routines and Daily Activities of Children with Disabilities and their Families. The definitions are unique to that document. Definitions of key words are found in the glossary.

  • Assessment
  • Screening
  • Evaluation


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