Question: What Is Early Screening?

Early Childhood Screening is a brief, simple process used to identify potential health or developmental problems in young children.

Screening in early childhood supports children’s readiness for kindergarten and promotes positive child health and developmental outcomes through referrals to early learning opportunities.

What should I expect at my early childhood screening?

Early Childhood Screening checks your child’s health and development. Screening in school districts is usually done by a teacher and a nurse. Screening includes a review of height, weight, vision, hearing, speech, social and emotional progress and overall development.

What is done at a preschool screening?

Early Childhood Screening involves testing children between the ages of 3 and 5 in basic health and developmental areas including hearing, vision, coordination, speech, cognitive development, and social and emotional skills.

What is the purpose of screening in special education?

The federal law IDEA ensures that guidance is clear for schools to determine if students need special services. This must be completed through a Child Find process. Schools must use screening to get an idea of whether a student is showing signs of potentially needing special education support services.

What is screening assessment?

Screening is a process for evaluating the possible presence of a particular problem. The outcome is normally a simple yes or no. Assessment is a process for defining the nature of that problem, determining a diagnosis, and developing specific treatment recommendations for addressing the problem or diagnosis.