Monday, August 31, 2009

Child Development Screenings and Child Welfare

The Center for Advanced Studies in Child Welfare looked at services provided to infants and toddlers with developmental delays under Part C, a provision of the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). They found that many infants and toddlers who participate in Part C services do not need special education by elementary school. The federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act requires procedures for child welfare workers to refer infants and toddlers for Part C services, which will both save money and improve outcomes for children. Policies to increase child development screenings.

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