ERIC Number: ED478933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
Reference Count: N/A
Child Find, Screening, and Tracking: Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children and Families. Technical Report.
Pavri, Shireen; Fowler, Susan A.
A critical component in the provision of services to young children (birth through age 5) is an effective system for identifying and referring children and their families, who may be eligible for early intervention or special education.This report provides a synthesis of current practice in establishing "child find" services in local communities. Few research studies have been conducted to evaluate the impact and successful referral of eligible children through the service system. Rather, most articles to date have documented the procedures local communities, schools or clinics have used to encourage families to participate in a screening program. The challenges specific to increasing the participation of families whose first language is not English are addressed, as well as recommendations for creating greater awareness of services in the community for young children with disabilities. The report includes extensive references, an annotated bibliography, and a list of available resources from the CLAS Web site. (Author/SG)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Influences, Disabilities, Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Early Identification, Early Intervention, Educational Practices, Infants, Language Role, Limited English Speaking, Minority Groups, Preschool Education, Special Education, Toddlers
CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute, 61 Children's Research Center, 51 Gerty Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 ($7.50). Tel: 800-583-4135 (Toll Free). For full text: http://clas.uiuc.edu/publications.html.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Early Childhood Research Inst. on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.