Evaluation Kit for the Allied Health in Children Centre’s Program. Prepared for SA Health and the Department of Education and Child Development, Government of South Australia.
SA Health contracted iCAHE (The International Centre for Allied Health Evidence) in July 2011 to assist in the development of evaluation tools for the Allied Health in Children’s Centre Program. Firstly, a review was conducted from July 2011 until mid September 2011, of the existing evaluation methodology of the program, in order to revise existing evaluation tools. As a result of the review, iCAHE recommended taking 6 months to collaboratively work with Allied Health staff and their managers in the Children’s Centres, to establish improved evaluation protocols and tools which appropriately capture the outcomes of the site specific services and the contexts in which these services are delivered.
The Trial Evaluation Kit has been the result of this collaborative planning process and is was presented to the Allied Health staff of the program in January 2012, in preparation of the trial implementation of the evaluation during School Term 1, 2012. The Kit contained the agreed research tools and processes, which have been trailed in School Term 1 (February – April 2012).