ERIC Number: ED101864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Toronto Early Identification and Developmental Program. Report No. 130.
Landrus, G. D.; And Others
The Toronto Early Identification and Developmental Program (E.I.D.P.) has three main aspects: (1) the screening of kindergarten and first grade children in terms of potential learning difficulties; (2) service to the child and family together with supportive help to the school staff; and (3) research in connection with screening instruments. The introduction, in which the rationale and purpose of the program are discussed, is followed by the service manual which contains a model of the process of screening and service developed through the E.I.D.P. The practical information needed to implement an early identification program may be found in the manual. The two-part research section is composed of reports of studies involving various groups of schools. The Forest Hill report provides a description of the screening process which preceded the main E.I.D.P. The central portion of the research report is a description of the predictive tests and interviews used in selecting high risk children and includes a discussion of the major screening packages in terms of reliability and validity. The bibliography contains a list of tests as well as reference sources. Appendixes include instructions for administering and scoring screening tests and samples of interview forms and letters. (SDH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bibliographies, Educational Research, Emotional Adjustment, Identification, Kindergarten Children, Language Patterns, Learning Problems, Models, Primary Education, Program Descriptions, Psychological Services, Screening Tests, Social Adjustment, Socioeconomic Influences, Standardized Tests, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.