Use of scientifically based evidence to inform all screening, assessment, intervention, and evaluation practices implemented with a child and family, and the collection of reliable data to document, monitor, and make decisions about the effectiveness of the practices used with each child and family.
- Demonstrates knowledge of typical and atypical child development (including risk factors) throughout the intervention process.
- Use valid, nondiscriminatory child-focused assessment procedures and instruments to document a) eligibility for IDEA services, b) child and family strengths and needs, and c) child and family progress as a result of interventions.
- Identifies and includes evidence-based practices on the intervention plan (IEP/IFSP).
- Uses evidence-based practices during interventions with a child, family, and/or other caregivers and teachers.
- Incorporates evidence-based practices across learning opportunities (activities and routines) within the child’s home, community, and classroom.
- Uses evidence-based accommodations, modifications, and adaptations to enable a child to participate and learn in inclusive school and community environments.
- Systematically collects and uses data to monitor the child and family progress to revise intervention plans as necessary and document intervention effectiveness.
Case studies illustrate the cross-disciplinary competencies and are for use by Higher Education faculty and Professional development staff.
Case Study: Robert – Evidence-Based Intervention