Outcomes of Children with Hearing Loss (OCHL) - This large scale longitudinal study was conducted by researchers at Boys Town National Research Hospital, the University of Iowa, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It examined the impact of early identification and intervention on children with hearing loss. A Parent Handout summarizes the research findings and practical implications for families. (downloaded November 9, 2015)
Journal of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (JEHDI) (launched February 2016) - This bi-annual peer-reviewed online journal provides free access to articles on evidence-based practice, standards of care, and current research related to all aspects of Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI).
Recognition & Response (R&R) is a tiered model that is designed to help early childhood teachers identify children aged 3 through 5 with early signs of learning difficulty and respond in ways that help them experience early school success.
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.
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%).