Kirch Developmental Services Center What Else Can I Do Before the Day of My Child's Evaluation/Appointment? We regret that there is often a significant period between the Intake Interview and the evaluation appointment. The exact length of time depends on the specific type of evaluation your child needs. This delay has to do with a shortage of professionals with the skills and expertise to provide high quality evaluation and treatment to children with developmental delays and disabilities. While you are waiting for your child’s evaluation/appointment, there are a number of things you can do: Gather any additional information recommended at the time of the intake interview and forward that information to our office. Work with your child’s Early Intervention or Educational team to implement recommendations identified in their evaluations. Follow-up on recommendations made by the intake coordinator. Our intake coordinators often make suggestions about available community resources, providers who can help with addressing challenging behavior, or programs for which your child may qualify. Don’t wait! Many of these same suggestions are likely to be made at your evaluation and pursuing them before the evaluation/appointment might be helpful to your child.