Guidance for Using the DRDP (2015)

In addition to the DRDP (2015) Assessment Manual, the resources on this page will assist you in better understanding and using the DRDP (2015) with infants and toddlers with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and with preschool Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

This guide assists teachers and service providers conduct informed and meaningful DRDP (2015) assessments of children who are deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) by better understanding:

  1. The communication needs of children who are DHH;
  2. How an individual child’s hearing loss and communication modes influence the child’s behaviors, interactions, and learning; and
  3. How to provide an appropriate learning environment that leads to a more accurate assessment of children’s knowledge, behaviors, and skills

This checklist of recommended practices helps teachers provide an optimal environment and plan informed and meaningful observations for the DRDP (2015) for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. The checklist corresponds with the Guidance for Assessing Children who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

A poster defining the seven categories of adaptations used in the DRDP (2015). The file can be downloaded and printed as a wall-chart on 11" x 17" tabloid paper or as a standard 8 1/2" x 11" handout.

Defines the seven categories of adaptations used with the DRDP (2015). The handout has been updated so it can be shared with members of a child’s IFSP or IEP team, such as families and general education program staff.

This worksheet provides a format for identifying and describing the adaptations that a child will use in typical routines and activities throughout the day and that will be available for gathering information for the DRDP (2015) assessment.

An overview of the research findings that suggest parents’ observations are reliable and valid and should be considered an essential component of a comprehensive assessment process.

Define las siete categorías de adaptaciones usadas con el DRDP (2015). La hoja de información ha sido actualizada para que pueda compartirse con miembros del equipo de IFSP o IEP del niño(a), tales como las familias y el personal del programa de educación general.

Esta hoja de trabajo proporciona un formato para identificar y describir las adaptaciones que un niño podrá usar en sus rutinas y actividades típicas durante el día y que se encuentran disponisbles para recopilar información para la evaluación del DRDP (2015).

Los resultado de la investigación sugieren que las observaciones de los padres son confiables y válidas y deberían considerarse como un componente esencial para el proceso de una evaluación comprensiva.