Preschool Early Intervention

Screening / Assessment

A screening is a preliminary assessment to determine if a child needs further evaluation in the areas of Communication, Cognition, and Motor Development. The results of the screening may include:
  1. Returning for further evaluation
  2. No indication for further evaluation
  3. Return for another developmental screener at a future date
CAIU Early Intervention Screening Process

An evaluation is completed in order to determine eligibility for early intervention services. Depending on your child’s needs, an evaluation may include developmental testing, audiological testing, deaf and hard of hearing assessment, speech and language evaluation, occupational therapy evaluation, physical therapy evaluation, vision screening or psychological assessment. The evaluation may also include informal evaluations such as an observation of your child’s play skills, input from your child’s pre-school or daycare, and an intake, which allows parents to provide information about the child's medical and developmental history along with current developmental strengths and areas of concern. An Evaluation Report is written as an outcome of the assessment.

CAIU Early Intervention Evaluation Process