The MISD Assessment Center provides diagnostic
services to respond to
the concerns of families regarding the growth
and development of their infants and toddlers.
Concerned families of children from Birth to
Three years of age can request assessment
of their child’s developmental strengths
and struggles. This assessment is designed
to determine a family’s eligibility for early intervention (Early On
Macomb - Part C) and/or educational support
through Macomb Special Education (MIPP).
The assessment process has been designed to evaluate the child’s
overall skill level and to specifically address the family’s
developmental concerns. These concerns are evaluated relative to the
quality of the skills observed as well as the level of development of
the child. Specific concerns are evaluated for their effect
to the child’s ability to fully participate in the educational
process. Families request developmental assessments with concerns
Communication and speech/language skills
Motor skills (small/large)
Social interaction and play
Thinking and problem solving
Families are referred by their physicians, pediatricians, relatives,
friends, and neighbors, or by finding the services by word of mouth and
The assessment process has been designed to evaluate concerns with a
team of developmental specialists who observe and evaluate the child
with support of family information. Developmental assessments can be
scheduled in the family’s home or at the Assessment Center.
Hearing assessments (audiological testing) are conducted at the
Educational Service Center due to equipment and specialized rooms.
Outcomes of the assessment might include eligibility for:
Parent in-service and education