ERIC Number: EJ696747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
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The Need for Educational Assessment of Children Entering Foster Care
Evans, Larry D.; Scott, Susan S.; Schulz, Eldon G.
Child Welfare, v83 n6 p565 Nov 2004
Comprehensive medical and mental health evaluations of children in foster care are recommended within 30 days of entering care. What constitutes a comprehensive evaluation has yet to be established. This study examines the need to include educational assessment as a component of the comprehensive evaluation. Rates of achievement and language problems for Arkansas school-age children are compared with rates of medical and psychiatric disorders to assess the relative need for including educational assessment.
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Foster Care, Children, Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Comparative Analysis, Language Impairments, Medical Evaluation, Health
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas