An Explanation of the Child Assessment Domains #1

Child Assessment Domains #1

This blog is a continuation of my last blog regarding proving children disabled. Over tChild Assessment Domainshe next six blogs, I will be providing some specific examples of limitations in each domain to help you better understand what must exist and be documented to prove your child disabled.


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  • It does not demonstrate an understanding of words that describe concepts such as space, size, or time (for example, inside/outside, big/little, morning/night).
  • Cannot rhyme words or the sounds in words.
  • Has difficulty remembering what was learned in school the day before.
  • Does not use language appropriate for age.
  • Is not developing “readiness skills” the same as peers (for example, learning to count, reciting ABCs, scribbling).
  • Is not reading, writing, or doing arithmetic at appropriate grade levels.
  • Has a difficulty comprehending written and/or oral directions.
  • Struggles with following simple instructions.
  • Talks only in short, simple sentences.
  • Has difficulty explaining things.



Please keep in mind that these examples are not all-inclusive but just a brief review of SOME of the limitations that may exist. Also, not all examples will be appropriate for children of all ages.

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