Topic Editor: Evelyn Shaw
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- Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2005–2011. MMWR 2013;62 (Suppl 2) - This report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) summarizes information about ongoing federal surveillance systems that can provide estimates of the prevalence of mental disorders and indicators of mental health among children living in the United States and presents estimates of childhood mental disorders and indicators from these systems during 2005–2011. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (6.8%) was the most prevalent parent-reported current diagnosis among children aged 3–17 years, followed by behavioral or conduct problems (3.5%), anxiety (3.0%), depression (2.1%), and autism spectrum disorders (1.1%).
- Benchmarks in Early Screening and Testing (Project BEST) has developed benchmark indicators and recommended practices for states to support the timely identification, referral and provision of services to infants and toddlers eligible for Part C Early Intervention services. Project BEST is funded through a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Association for University Centers on Disability (AUCD). (posted 05/17/2013)
- Summary table of states' and territories' definitions of/criteria for IDEA Part C eligibility, Sharon Ringwalt, June 2012.
- Informed Clinical Opinion. Lucas, A. & Shaw, E. (2012). Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina, FPG Child Development Institute, National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center.
- Part C Eligibility Considerations For Infants & Toddlers Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- 2010 Webinar Series on Early Identification and Part C Eligibility:
- Characteristics of Children Served in Part C Webinar
Presenter: Kathy Hebbeler, SRI International
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2010
- Rigorous Definitions of Developmental Delay Webinar
Presenters: Steve Rosenberg, University of Colorado Denver & Duan Zhang, University of Denver
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2010
- Valid Use of Clinical Judgment (Informed Opinion) for Early Intervention Eligibility Webinar
Presenters: Steve Bagnato & Eileen McKeating-Esterle, Children's Hospital / University of Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, April 12, 2010
- Streamlining Eligibility Determination for Part C Early Intervention Webinar
Presenter: Carl Dunst, The Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Date: Monday, May 10, 2010
- Part C of IDEA Child Count Data Tables: Part C Child Count data is one measure that can assist states in determining performance related to early identification and provision of services to children with disabilities. Part C Child Count data is available for several fiscal years and reports reflect the number of Part C children served.
- Colorado's Database of Established Conditions - Children with an established physical or mental condition with a high probability of resulting in developmental delay are eligible for Part C. States include established conditions in their eligibility policies. While many mirror the language in the law, some states provide lists of conditions as guidance. Colorado, for example, works with a panel of physicians to maintain a database of physical or mental conditions that have a high probability of resulting in a significant level of developmental delay.
- Key Findings: Trends in the Prevalence of Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children, 1997-2008
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