ERIC Number: ED231172
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Developmental Screening of Infants and Young Children Utilizing Trained Volunteers--Rural & Urban Models.
Lawo, Paula; And Others
A screening program at rural and urban Mississippi sites to determine developmental disabilities in young children (birth to 3 years) was carried out by community volunteers who had been trained to administer the Steps-Up screening instrument. Of 244 infants and young children who were screened within a 9 month interval, 76 children were rescreened and 37 failed the screening. Future directions of the rural site involve parent training and recruitment, and plans of the urban center to train a "core group" of local church volunteers who can continue screening in the community. (CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (61st, Detroit, MI, April 4-8, 1983).