A Systematic Review of Part C Early Identification Studies

Brian Barger, Catherine Rice, Christina Anne Simmons, Rebecca Wolf

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Authors conducted a systematic literature review on early identification steps leading at-risk young children to connect with Part C services. Authors classified data collection settings as primary (settings for general population) or specialized (settings for children at risk of developmental delay) and according to the phases of early identification in the study: (a) original population of children aged 0 to 6 years who had received Part C services, (b) screening and/or referral and/or developmental assessment from 0 through age 2 years, and (c) were deemed eligible and/or received Part C services. Authors identified 43 articles including at least two phases of the early identification process. The literature about connecting children to Part C early intervention (EI) is sparse and fragmented; few studies document the full process from community monitoring to service receipt. Results indicate opportunities for development of systems to better track and improve the identification of young children in need of EI.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-16
Number of pages13
JournalTopics in Early Childhood Special Education
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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