Topic Editor: Evelyn Shaw
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- U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! - a National initiative to encourage developmental and behavioral screening for young children on March 27, 2014.
Tools and resources for families and service providers across disciplines, service sectors and programs were developed for the initiative, including a compendium of screening measures. See details:
- State of the States Policy Snapshot: State Early Childhood Assessment Policies (March 2014) CEELO - This brief looks at what child assessment measures are being used in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classrooms across the states and how child assessment data is being used. It is intended to help states learn from each other as they plan to implement new assessments (e.g. kindergarten entry assessments) and comprehensive early childhood assessment systems. It is based primarily on secondary analysis of data collected in the State of Preschool Yearbook and presents a snapshot of responses from the states to questions about child assessment.
- 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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