ERIC Number: ED454640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Serving the Underserved: A Review of the Research and Practice in Child Find, Assessment, and the IFSP/IEP Process for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young Children.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.
This publication presents a digest of pertinent research and recommended practices for the first steps of providing early intervention services for young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Chapter 1, "Initial Identification and Referral: Child Find, Screening, and Tracking: Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families" (Shireen Pavri and Susan Fowler), examines the initial identification and referral stages of the intervention process. It also examines the screening and tracking processes that follow. Chapter 2, "Evaluation and Assessment: Conducting Culturally Sensitive Child Assessments" (Mary McLean), focuses on the next step in the process, evaluation. It presents principles and strategies for culturally and linguistically sensitive assessment planning and offers guidelines for reviewing the appropriateness of assessment materials, with particular attention given to issues of linguistic diversity. Chapter 3, "Developing the IFSP and IEP: Embracing Cultural and Linguistic Diversity during the IFSP and IEP Process: Implications from DEC Recommended Practice" (Chun Zhang and Tess Bennett), covers the activity that may be seen as both the end of the child find and assessment process and the beginning of the intervention process, developing the Individualized Family Service Plan and the Individualized Education Program. Chapter 4 contains a list of related resources. (Chapters include references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans, Infants, Minority Group Children, Preschool Education, Referral, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation, Toddlers, Young Children
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA.