This course is the official training approved and sponsored by the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention.
This programmatic training course is designed to provide early intervention providers with the information they need to perform screenings, multidisciplinary evaluations (MDEs), and make Early Intervention Program (EIP) eligibility determinations in compliance with federal and State laws and regulations. It is not intended to be a clinical training and does not replace professional development or continuing education training required by the New York State Education Department. All qualified professionals have an obligation to understand and adhere to the laws, rules, and regulations that apply to their profession.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
· Steps in the process from referral to eligibility determination for the EIP
· Roles and responsibilities of each MDE team member
· Required components of the MDE including, but not limited to:
o Developmental assessment tools
o Determining initial eligibility for the EIP
o Reporting results of a screening and/or MDE
Participants who successfully complete this course will earn 3 professional development hours, which can be used one time only towards the annual professional development requirements, as outlined in the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Early Intervention Provider Agreement.
NOTE: Completion of this course fulfills both regulatory requirements and the requirement in the New York State Department of Health Provider Agreement (XII. EI Model Specific Responsibilities, B. Evaluations and Screenings, B5) “Provider shall ensure that they and, if applicable, their employees who provide Evaluation & Screening services complete continuing professional and clinical education relevant to early intervention services, and in-service training sponsored by the Department regarding evaluation and eligibility, within six (6) months of becoming an employee of the Agency Provider or within six (6) months of the start date of the Agreement, whichever is later.”