Appendix 1E

Screening, Evaluation, and Assessment: Interpretation of Hearing Screening and Audiologic Diagnostic Information, Ongoing Developmental Assessment, and Use of Developmental Assessment Tools to Monitor Progress

Providers Have the Knowledge and Skills toBest Practice Documents (Ref. No.)
1. Distinguish between screening, observation, evaluation, and assessment90, 93
2. Understand and facilitate referral processes (from screening, evaluation, and referral for services)32, 93
3. Understand implications of universal newborn hearing screening for families and early intervention services1, 90, 93
4. Understand newborn hearing screening protocols, including instrumentation; appropriately interpret screening results1, 88
5. Understand pediatric audiologic procedures, including screening, evaluation, and interventions and accurately interpret audiologic results1, 88, 90, 93
6. Promote and provide input to appropriate audiologic and developmental evaluation procedures32, 88, 93
7. Understand atypical development etiologies and diagnoses and refer for medical-genetic evaluation1, 32, 88, 90, 93
8. Know how to gather information from families that identifies their priorities, concerns, and resources related to their child’s development32, 88, 90
9. Know current cochlear implant candidacy criteria1, 88
10. Recognize strengths and limitations of standardized instruments and adaptations for a child who is D/HH90, 93
11. Use assessment tools and strategies that are culturally, linguistically, and developmentally appropriate32, 90, 93
12. Understand and participate in interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary assessment procedures and processes90, 93
13. Implement assessment strategies and support family participation and involvement32, 88, 93
14. Implement principles/processes to appropriately assess the child in natural environments88, 90, 93
15. Monitor child progress by using appropriate tools and procedures1, 32, 88–90, 93
16. Convey assessment and evaluation results and recommendations in a manner that is understandable, accessible, culturally sensitive, and confidential1, 32, 90, 92, 93