The resources on these pages will help you plan and gather your observations and other documentation to complete the DRDP (2015).
An important feature of the DRDP (2015) for children with Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) and Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) is the system of adaptations. Adaptations are changes in the environment or differences in observed child behavior that allow children with IFSPs and IEPs to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in typical environments. The adaptions used for the DRDP (2015) are 1) changes or modifications to the environment, activities, or materials and/or 2) recognition of one or more skills consistently demonstrated in a unique way. Adaptations serve an essential function—to make sure that the DRDP (2015) measures ability rather than disability. The resources on this page will assist you in understanding and using adaptations effectively.
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 checklist describes the tasks for IFSP and IEP teams when planning and implementing the DRDP (2015).
Having conversations with families is an important part of completing the DRDP (2015) for all assessors, but it may be particularly important for practitioners such as home visitors who may not have frequent opportunities to observe the child participating in a variety of routines and activities. The resources on this page will assist you in planning and leading these kinds of focused conversations with families.