Purpose

An ongoing assessment to measure development in children ages birth to 36 mos of age across 6 developmental domains – Language, Cognitive,  Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Adaptive (Self-Help), and Social Emotional.

Ages

Children Ages Birth – 3

Administration

The Early LAP is an observation based on-going assessment instrument.  In conjunction with the OnlineLAP web-based assessment tool users can document and monitor child progress over time.  Results can be summarized at multiple checkpoints during the year (Beginning, Mid-year, or End-year) or in an ongoing format.

Overview

The Early Learning Accomplishment Profile (E-LAP) provides a systematic method for observing the skill development of children functioning in the birth to 36 month age-range. The purpose of this criterion-referenced assessment is to assist teachers, caseworkers, clinicians, and parents in assessing individual development. The Early LAP contains a hierarchy of 414 developmental skills arranged in chronological sequence in six domains of development:

  • gross motor (90 items) Infants and toddlers
  • fine motor (73 items)
  • cognition (105 items)
  • language (59 items)
  • self-help (49 items)
  • social-emotional (38 items)

The results of the E-LAP provide a complete picture of a child’s developmental progress so that individualized, developmentally appropriate, activities can be planned, implemented and monitored. This assessment can be used with any infant and toddler, including children with disabilities who are functioning below the 36-month age range. The E-LAP is not a “normed” or “standardized” instrument, so, therefore, its results should not be used in isolation to determine eligibility for special services or for other purposes that require standardized instruments. However, E-LAP results are often used in combination with standardized instruments to determine developmental levels of functioning and eligibility for special services. Professionals often choose the E-LAP because it gives a much more complete assessment of a child’s acquired skills and emerging skills than most standardized instruments.

Early LAP results can be applied in the following ways:

  • To provide individual skill development information for planning developmentally appropriate activities.
  • To provide supporting documentation of individual skill development for children with potential developmental delays or specific disabilities.
  • To communicate with families or interventionist involved in the child’s care.
  • To train teachers, paraprofessionals, clinicians, and parents on developmentally appropriate assessment practices.

Early LAP Reports

The results of the E-LAP provide a complete picture of a child’s developmental progress so that individualized, developmentally appropriate, activities can be planned, implemented and monitored. This assessment can be used with any infant and toddler, including children with disabilities who are functioning below the 36-month age range. The E-LAP is not a “normed” or “standardized” instrument, so, therefore, its results should not be used in isolation to determine eligibility for special services or for other purposes that require standardized instruments. However, E-LAP results are often used in combination with standardized instruments to determine developmental levels of functioning and eligibility for special services. Professionals often choose the E-LAP because it gives a much more complete assessment of a child’s acquired skills and emerging skills than most standardized instruments.

Flexible reporting allows users to create reports for individual children, for classrooms, for sites and for programs to monitor the progress of individual children or groups of children. The Early LAP also includes more advanced reporting features for administrative users such as the Evaluation and Planning Report that are customizable, allowing users to select what type(s) of data to include in the report and for which reporting period(s).

View Child Reporting options (PDF)
View Classroom Reporting options (PDF)
View Administrative Reporting options (PDF)

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