ERIC Number: ED380957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Quality Preschool Screening: How To Get There from Here. AZ-TAS Themes & Issues: A Series of Topical Papers on Special Education.
Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
This manual on screening preschool children to identify their need for special education services presents key elements of an "ideal" screening program as well as practices to be avoided. Common barriers to implementation of each "ideal" practice are identified, and suggestions are provided for possible solutions. Topics covered include: family-responsive screening; cultural/linguistic sensitivity; community based screening; instrument selection; logistics (scheduling, location, room arrangement, materials, and frequency); publicity; and follow up/referral. A self-rating scale is provided in each section so that practitioners can identify areas of needed improvement; the rating scale can be used to develop an action plan. (Contains 14 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Cultural Differences, Developmental Delays, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Practices, Evaluation Methods, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Program Development, Publicity, Rating Scales, Referral, Screening Tests, Self Evaluation (Groups), Test Selection, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Div. of Special Education.
Note: For related papers in the series, see EC 303 832-837.