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- Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for
Behavioral and Emotional Problems (Pediatrics, published online January 26, 2015, doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3716).
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - This report reviews the prevalence of behavioral and emotional disorders in children and discusses
factors affecting the emergence of such problems; the importance of screening and intervention; barriers to screening and strategies to overcome those barriers; and potential changes at the practice and systems level to facilitate successful
behavioral and emotional screening. It includes an appendix highlighting screening instruments
that can be used in primary care settings for different age groups, including young children aged 0-5.
- Tools and Resources for Identifying All English Learners (January 2015) - This toolbox was developed by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) to help state and local education agencies in meeting their obligations to English Learners (ELs), including preschool-age children. It should be used in conjunction with joint guidance from Ed's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reminding states, school districts and schools of their legal obligations to English learners under civil rights laws and other federal requirements. The guidance includes information on evaluating English learners for special education services.
- Dear Colleague Letter on Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision, or Speech Disabilities (November, 12, 2014) U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). See also, the accompanying Fact Sheet and Frequently Asked Questions.
- Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, a national interagency developmental and behavioral screening initiative, was launched on March 27, 2014 with the release of a compendium of research-based screening tools, "User's Guides" for multiple audiences, an electronic package of resources for follow-up and support, and a Screening Passport for Families for keeping track of screenings, results, and follow up steps, as well as coordinate information with multiple providers to support interventions and services.
- Summary table of states' and territories' definitions of/criteria for IDEA Part C eligibility, Sharon Ringwalt (March 4, 2015).
- 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
Evaluation and Assessment
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