ERIC Number: ED365006
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Three to Five Selective Screening Guide.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This guide outlines the process of screening preschool-age children in North Dakota to determine their need for special education services. As mass screenings were found to lack cost-effectiveness, selective screening is encouraged. A periodic selective screening process, using a coordinated, interagency approach, is recommended for the earliest possible identification of children with disabilities out of a population of at-risk children. A section on program planning addresses interagency team building, interagency agreements, screening eligibility criteria, role of various staff, public awareness, and screening program evaluation. Implementation of the screening program involves referral procedures, scheduling appointments, site arrangements, transportation arrangements, and screening activities. Follow-up procedures include record-keeping, correspondence, and data management. A question-and-answer section considers potential problem areas. A list of over 40 screening tools for identifying developmental delays in young children is provided. Appendices provide guidelines on writing interagency agreements and sample agreements, eligibility criteria, a developmental history form, and various other forms and support materials. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers: Developmental Delays; North Dakota
Note: "Selected Infant and Preschool Screening Tests" (p.17-23) and "Interagency Agreement: Outline for Roles and Responsibilities" (App. B, 20 pages) are virtually illegible and will not reproduce adequately.