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ERIC Number: ED204936
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Special Services.
The manual suggests local approaches for childfind in Washington state. After a brief introduction, community resources are focused on in terms of surveying agencies, maintaining contact, and developing interagency agreements. A rationale is presented in Section III for using agency resources. Public awareness procedures are addressed in a fourth section. Screening rationale, procedures for different handicapping conditions, and tracking are considered in Section V. The sixth section focuses on assessment, including using the assessment data and tracking the assessment process. A final section lists state resources in childfind activities. An update on childfind data discusses several trends, including association of handicapping conditions with age. Orthopedic disability, hearing impairment, blindness, and cerebral palsy do not vary with age, while learning disabilities and communication disorders are among those conditions directly related to age. Recommendations are made for analyzing local districts, refining school referral procedures, and implementing preschool childfind. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Special Services.
Identifiers: Child Find; Washington