Friday, June 26, 2009

Official 3 Year Developmental Reports

I received the girls official reports from their 3 year developmental assessments.

Ashlea was assessed using the Reynell-Zinkin-Scales for Young Visually Handicapped Children. I don't know much about the scale and what it means, but this is how Ashlea compares to other visually impaired children.

Social adaptation 11 - 14 months
Sensori-motor understanding 10 - 12 months
Exploration of Environment 1.9 - 2 years
Response to sound and verbal comprehension 1.6 - 1.9 years
Vocalisation and expressive language 2.3 - 2.5 years (!!!!)
Expressive language (vocabulary and content) < 2 years

Now remember this is compared to other visually impaired children rather than 'neuro-typical' children. The big question far delayed are other visually impaired children? I would like to know how she compares overall to a 'regular' child.

Audrey (oops - did I accidentally sneak another real name in there?) was assessed using the Bayley-III Scales of Infant Development. Her report doesn't contain a lot of information other than:

Cognitive Scale - within normal range
Language Scale - good for her age
Motor Scale - appropriately developed for her age

I'm off to google the Reynell-Zinkin Scale but so far I haven't had much luck. On another note, Ashlea had a good time in the walker today. She can now go FORWARDS as well as backwards. Very exciting. Hopefully I'll be able to get some video over the weekend.


Lacey said...

Yes, post a video, i would love to see her walking. Sounds like she's doing pretty good.

Becca said...

The scale will be more than likely just a more accessible way to assess her - one not depending on visual skills etc, rather than comparing her to a totally different level. In other words her scores are comparable with any other 3 year olds, not just VI ones.

/friendly grown-up disabled person passing by.

Becca said...

The different scale will be just to eliminate/avoid using visual skills or cues to assess her, rather than assessing her to a whole different set of criteria - obviously a bright, verbal, blind youngster couldn't be assessed by being asked to describe what colour the pussycat is, or whatever! In other words, her scores are comparable to any 3 year old's, they just picked a fairer way to assess her.

/friendly disabled grownup passing through

Alison said...

Thanks Becca - that is helpful. A speechie from RIDBC confirmed today that her speech is indeed at the level of a 2 year old - WOOHOO!!!