By: Shannon L. Stewart, PsyD; Maggie Hall, Kelley Johnston
Integration of appropriate assessments to enhance transitions
and support continuity of care for developmental services is lacking. The
interRAI Child and Youth Mental Health – Developmental Disability Instrument
comprehensively assesses needs, preferences, and strengths in functioning for
this population, as well as supporting care planning, resource allocation,
quality improvement, and outcome measurement across sectors and ages.