Worksheet for Leading Focused Conversations with Families to Help Complete the Interim DRDP for Special Education/Preschool

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Child’s name:________________________
Assessment period:________________________
Family Member:________________________
Date of Conversation:________/________/________

Measures on the
Interim DRDP for Special Ed/
Preschool View

If confident with existing documentation (including your and other’s observations) indicate a rating

If more information/documentation is needed to complete the measure:

List family and child routines/activities that are likely opportunities for observing skills related to the measure

Indicate which of these routines/activities you want to observe

List questions or prompts to ask the family or other providers about these routines/activities

Notes from conversation

Approaches to Learning–Self-Regulation (ATL-REG)

1. Attention Maintenance
Child develops the capacity to pay attention to people, things, or the environment when interacting with others or exploring play materials






2. Self-Comforting
Child develops the capacity to comfort or soothe self in response to distress from internal or external stimulation

3. Imitation
Child mirrors, repeats, and practices the actions or words of others in increasingly complex ways






4. Curiosity and Initiative in Learning
Child explores the environment in increasingly focused ways to learn about people, things, materials, and events


5. Self-Control of Feelings and Behavior
Child increasingly develops strategies for regulating feelings and behavior, becoming less reliant on adult guidance over time
6. Engagement and Persistence
Child increasingly persists in understanding or mastering activities, even if they are challenging or difficult

7. Shared Use of Space and Materials
Child develops the capacity to share the use of space and materials with others

Social and Emotional Development (SED)

1. Identity of Self in Relation to Others
Child shows increasing awareness of self as distinct from and also related to others






2. Social and Emotional Understanding
Child shows developing understanding of people’s behaviors, feelings, thoughts, and individual characteristics






3. Relationships and Social Interactions with Familiar Adults
Child develops close relationships with one or more familiar adults (including family members) and interacts in an increasingly competent and cooperative manner with familiar adults






4. Relationships and Social Interactions with Peers
Child becomes increasingly competent and cooperative in interactions with peers and develops friendships with several peers






5. Symbolic and Sociodramatic Play
Child develops the capacity to use objects to represent other objects or ideas and to engage in symbolic play with others

Language and Literacy Development (LLD)

1. Understanding of Language (Receptive)
Child understands increasingly complex communication and language






2. Responsiveness to Language
Child communicates or acts in response to language and responds to increasingly complex language

3. Communication and Use of Language (Expressive)
Child’s communication develops from nonverbal communication to using language with increasingly complex words and sentences






4. Reciprocal Communication and Conversation
Child engages in back-and-forth communication that develops into increasingly extended conversations






5. Interest in Literacy
Child shows interest in books, songs, rhymes, stories, and other literacy activities in increasingly complex ways
6. Comprehension of Age-Appropriate Text
Child develops capacity to understand details and ideas from age-appropriate text presented by adults
7. Concepts About Print
Child shows an increasing understanding of the conventions and physical organization of print material and that print carries meaning
8. Phonological Awareness
Child shows increasing awareness of the sounds (elements) that make up language, including the ability to manipulate them in language
9. Letter and Word Knowledge
Child shows increasing awareness of letters in the environment and their relationship to sound, including understanding that letters make up words

10. Emergent Writing
Child shows increasing ability to write using scribbles, marks, drawings, letters, characters, or words to represent meaning






English-Language Development (ELD)

1. Comprehension of English (Receptive English)
Child shows increasing progress toward fluency in understanding English

2. Self-Expression in English (Expressive English)
Child shows increasing progress toward fluency in speaking English

3. Understanding and Response to English Literacy Activities
Child shows an increasing understanding of and response to books, stories, songs, and poems presented in English

4. Symbol, Letter, and Print Knowledge in English
Child shows an increasing understanding that print in English carries meaning

Cognition, Including Math and Science (COG)

1. Spatial Relationships
Child increasingly shows understanding of how objects move in space or fit in different spaces






2. Classification
Child shows an increasing ability to compare, match, and sort objects into groups according to their attributes






3. Number Sense of Quantity
Child shows developing understanding of number and quantity






4. Number Sense of Math Operations
Child shows increasing ability to add and subtract small quantities of objects

5. Measurement
Child shows an increasing understanding of measurable properties such as size, length, weight, and capacity (volume), and how to quantify those properties

6. Patterning
Child shows an increasing ability to recognize, reproduce, and create patterns of varying complexity

7. Shapes
Child shows an increasing knowledge of shapes and their characteristics






Physical Development–Health (PD-HLTH)

1. Perceptual-Motor Skills and Movement Concepts Child moves body and interacts with the environment, demonstrating increasing awareness of own physical effort, body awareness, spatial awareness, and directional awareness

2. Gross Locomotor Movement Skills
Child shows increasing proficiency in fundamental locomotor skills (e.g., rolling, crawling, cruising, walking, running, jumping, galloping)






3. Gross Motor Manipulative Skills
Child shows increasing proficiency in gross motor manipulative skills (e.g., reaching, kicking, grasping, throwing, and catching)

4. Fine Motor Manipulative Skills Child demonstrates increasing precision, strength, coordination, and efficiency when using muscles of the hand for play and functional tasks






5. Safety
Child shows awareness of safety and increasingly demonstrates knowledge of safety skills when participating in daily activities






6. Personal Care Routines: Hygiene
Child increasingly responds to and initiates personal care routines that support hygiene






7. Personal Care Routines: Feeding
Child responds to feeding and feeds self with increasing proficiency

8. Personal Care Routines: Dressing
Child develops and refines ability to participate in and take responsibility for dressing self

9. Active Physical Play
Child engages in physical activities with increasing endurance and intensity

10. Nutrition
Child demonstrates increasing knowledge about nutrition and healthful food choices