ERIC Number: ED489842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Developmental Screening in Early Childhood: A Guide (5th Edition)
Atkins-Burnett, Sally; Meisels, Samuel
National Association for the Education of Young Children
This edition covers the basics of screening used to identify which children may have learning problems or disabilities. It offers advice for selecting an appropriate screening instrument and for setting up a screening program. The book contains reviews of current developmental screens, plus an entirely new annotated bibliography. For the first time, it includes sections on screening for social-emotional/behavioral concerns and screening individual areas of development. This book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Purpose of Developmental Screening; (2) Scope of Developmental Screening; (3) Selecting a Screening Instrument; (4) Screening Follow-Up; (5) Setting Up a Screening Program; and (6) Limitations of Developmental Screening. The following are appended: (1) Developmental Screening Instruments; (2) Social and Emotional Screening Instruments; (3) Reliability and Validity; (4) Sample Parent Questionnaire; and (5) NAEYC's Position Statement on Early Childhood Curriculum, Assessment, and Program Evaluation.
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Screening Tests, Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Child Development, Test Validity, Test Reliability, Disability Identification, Early Childhood Education, Emotional Development, Social Development, Test Selection, Young Children
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.