Federal Program Encourages Early Screening The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a program to encourage developmental and behavioral screening of young children. “Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!” is designed to raise awareness of child development and to help families look for developmental milestones; promote universal developmental ... News in Brief
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Federal Program Encourages Early Screening
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Federal Program Encourages Early Screening
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.19062014.12
The ASHA Leader, June 2014, Vol. 19, 12. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB6.19062014.12
The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Health and Human Services recently launched a program to encourage developmental and behavioral screening of young children.
“Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!” is designed to raise awareness of child development and to help families look for developmental milestones; promote universal developmental and behavioral screenings; identify delays as early as possible; and help children succeed in school and thrive alongside their peers.
Program resources include:
  • A list of research-based developmental screening tools appropriate for use in a range of settings.

  • Guides on using the screens targeted for several different audiences (for example, early learning teachers, doctors, social workers and families).

  • Toolkits with resources and tip sheets.

  • Guidance on finding local help.

  • A screening passport for families to track a child’s screening history and results.

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