ERIC Number: ED426558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Child Identification Process: Birth-Five Years. Screening and Evaluation Process Guidelines.
Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
This document provides guidelines for preferred practice for the Child Identification Process for Colorado children, birth through five years of age. The guidelines were developed to be flexible and adaptable in support of individual community needs and in recognition of the variable resources throughout the state; however, the basic underlying assumptions and principles are considered critical to quality early intervention. The guidelines focus on process versus product, recognizing the value of parent driven choices, honoring diversity, recognizing that partnerships encompass families, interdisciplinary teams and community members, individualizing the process for the child, family and community, and obtaining family feedback for accountability. The Child Identification process includes three distinguishable procedures: the Community Screen, Individualized Screen, and Evaluation Process. In each section, the purpose of the procedure is outlined, and a basic assumption is explained. Components to be included in each process are found on the left side of the page, with "how to's" for implementation on the right side of the page. Throughout the document, information is provided that reflects sensitive practices to be supported. The document closes with answers to frequently asked questions on the Child Identification Process. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado