Professional Development
For special education teachers and service providers

Current resources for learning to use the DRDP (2015):

  1. Carefully read the DRDP (2015) Assessment Manual – the introductory pages and appendices describe how the instrument should be used.
  2. Review the online tutorial “Understanding the Measures of the DRDP (2015).”
  3. Attend a workshop sponsored by your school district or SELPA. These workshops are being scheduled and led by trainers from your SELPA or school district who have attended a Desired Results Access Project’s Train-the-Trainer Institutes.
Sign up for an account on our Learning Center to access free professional development activities that support you in the use of the DRDP (2015)

From this page you can download all materials needed to conduct a training session for early intervention or preschool special education staff.

From this page you can download all materials needed to conduct a workshop for home visitors and others to understand and start using this process and supplements "Using the DRDP (2015) for Special Education."

For more information

If you are a general education preschool teacher, Early Head Start, or Head Start teacher, please visit the Desired Results for Children and Families website, for information about training to use the DRDP (2015):

The Desired Results Access Project supports California’s early childhood special education community to understand, use, and benefit from the DRDP (2015). We value collaborative, strengths-based, and evidence-based approaches to professional development. We strive to provide high quality, responsive, and useful assistance to the field. Our values align to the California Training and Technical Assistance Collaborative’s (TTAC) Core Messages. TTAC is an interagency partnership dedicated to delivering quality personnel development activities for those who serve children birth-5 with disabilities and other special needs and their families. We believe that professional development activities, when guided by these Core Messages, promote positive outcomes for young children and their families.