ERIC Number: ED209840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
New Jersey Project Child Find.
The paper describes the New Jersey Child Find project, a program to locate and identify all unserved handicapped children between the ages of 0 and 21 years. Noted are four project objectives (such as conducting community awareness campaigns), background of the project (including early efforts to identify handicapped children as a result of a rubella epidemic in the 1960s, and requirements of federal legislation. Community awareness activities including a yearly statewide media campaign, a "Child Find How-To" kit for local schools, and an information and referral hotline for identification of children with suspected handicaps are summarized. The screening program includes screening of speech/language, vision, motor, and hearing conducted by trained Child Study Team members and a manual for screening preschool children. Assessment of children referred through the screening process involves evaluation of the cognitive, language, and social/personal development of each handicapped preschooler. Briefly noted are program placement after assessment and interagency collaboration to reduce duplication and delay in delivery of services. Appendixes include the Child Find How-To Kit, guidelines for Project Child Find intake and screening, the manual on screening children ages 3 to 5, and guidelines for Project Child Find assessment. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Identifiers: Child Find; New Jersey; Screening Programs
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session T-59). Colored paper may not reproduce well.