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ERIC Number: ED503121
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
An Eligibility Determination Algorithm for Part C Early Intervention Enrollment. TRACE Practice Guide, Volume 1, Number 1
Dunst, Carl J.
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute (NJ1)
Procedures for using a decision algorithm for determining whether an infant or toddler is eligible for Part C early intervention is the focus of this eligibility determination practice guideline. An algorithm is a step-by-step problem-solving procedure or decision-making process that results in a solution or accurate decision in a finite number of steps. A decision algorithm involves a set of decision-making questions where each decision (answer) yields a yes or no result. The particular procedures used to develop the decision algorithm are based on findings from a practice-based research synthesis examining the accuracy of different decision-making processes. The process and procedures described in the guide are designed to shift focus away from gathering information not needed to make an eligibility determination toward a more informed, logical approach to enrolling eligible children in early intervention. Diagram and questions are appended. (Contains 2 figures.) [The Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act