ERIC Number: ED202576
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Case Studies of Screening Programs for Young Children.
Baruch, Grace K.; And Others
This collection of five case studies reveals how screening programs for preschool and kindergarten children are currently being implemented in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Programs in a variety of communities--large and small, rural, urban and suburban--are portrayed. The screeners interviewed were chosen in part because they also vary in the nature of their background and experience and in the way their positions are structured. Some are responsible only for the screening of 3- and 4-year-olds; some also are responsible for kindergarten screening. The first case presented is the most complex and complete, while others highlight variations and special aspects such as screening for speech and language problems and bilingual screening. In each case topics such as planning, outreach, organization and procedures, instruments, reporting, and the screener's role are discussed. In order to clarify issues related to screening, educational evaluations and intervention programs are discussed briefly. A commentary in which special problems and issues are discussed follows the five case studies. The appendix provides a list of screening instruments, including addresses of publishers. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Massachusetts; Screening Programs