Web Resources​

The ECTA website provides professionals with information on screening, evaluation, and assessment as it pertains to IDEA Part C and  IDEA Part B.

This DEC document guides professional to actively engage families in the assessment process.

Statewide Resources

The purpose of this announcement is to clarify practices, provide guidance and ensure consistency in the process of determining when an infant, toddler, or preschool age child is eligible for the Early Intervention (EI) program.

A document that provides guidance on Early Intervention evaluation and eligibility practices in Pennsylvania. 

This topic includes 5 Job Aids:

  • Using Informed Clinical Opinion to Determine Eligibility for Infant/Toddler EI in PA
  • Diagnosed Physical or Mental Conditions with High Probability of Delay
  • Early Intervention Eligibility in PA
  • Purposes of Child Assessment in Early Intervention
  • Norm and Criterion-Referenced Assessments

This job aid will cover the types of assessments typically conducted in Early Intervention and the primary purpose of each.

This Job Aid provides a general overview of the Battelle Developmental Inventory, 2nd Edition (BDI-2), which is an evaluation tool used in Early Intervention. 

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