Early Childhood Evaluations

The Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) is a team of professionals with years of experience working with young children, including:

  • A physician or nurse practitioner
  • A psychologist
  • A speech-language pathologists
  • A physical or occupational therapist

Family members are the most important members of the team, though. We also encourage early intervention providers to observe and give feedback.

ECEP provides:

Interdisciplinary evaluations for children birth to three living throughout New Mexico. ECEP addresses concerns regarding developmental delay, complex medical conditions, autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, behavioral/regulatory issues, and other specialized evaluation questions for very young children.

ECEP evaluates:

  • Thinking and problem-solving
  • Social and emotional interactions and engagement
  • Communication, speech, and language abilities and understanding
  • Motor skills and coordination
  • Response to sights, sounds, touch, and movement
  • Physical examination and review of medical history

ECEP evaluations are:

  • Conducted in many different locations throughout New Mexico
  • A helpful resource for families and early intervention and school providers
  • Child and family-friendly
  • Play-based and fun

The Early Childhood Evaluation Program (ECEP) is funded by the New Mexico Department of Health, Family Infant Toddler Program (NM FIT) and the New Mexico Public Education Department.

Referral Forms

***Forms updated as of 08/18/2020***