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Infant Toddler Development Training
Module 3, Lesson 3


We have just completed two lessons about evaluation and assessment of infants and toddlers with disabilities. In lesson 3 we will focus on the contribution that families make as true collaborators in the assessment process. Information will be included about assessment of family priorities, concerns and resources in addition to the contribution that families might make to the assessment process. The Modules on Families and Teaming in this series will further elaborate on these relationships and roles.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the critical role the family plays in the screening, evaluation and assessment processes
  2. Define assessment strategies to determine family concerns, priorities and resources
  3. Identify strategies to establish a collaborative partnership with the family and engage them in the assessment process
  4. Describe effective communication principles and techniques with families including consideration of cultural and linguistic differences


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

Key Words

Definitions of key words are found in the glossary.

  • Arena assessment
  • Concerns
  • Priorities


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