Decision Making in Assessment and Early Intervention Planning This article presents a series of decision trees to help in planning assessment and intervention with handicapped children between 3 months and 5 years of age. The decision trees consist of a series of assessment questions leading to suggestions for intervention. Steps in using the decision trees are described and ... Research Article
Research Article  |   April 01, 1991
Decision Making in Assessment and Early Intervention Planning
 
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Elizabeth R. Crais
    University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Joanne E. Roberts
    University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Requests for reprints may be sent to: Elizabeth Crais, Division of Speech & Hearing Sciences, CB 7190 Wing D Medical School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599.
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Research Article   |   April 01, 1991
Decision Making in Assessment and Early Intervention Planning
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1991, Vol. 22, 19-30. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2202.19
History: Received January 3, 1989 , Accepted March 12, 1990
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, April 1991, Vol. 22, 19-30. doi:10.1044/0161-1461.2202.19
History: Received January 3, 1989; Accepted March 12, 1990

This article presents a series of decision trees to help in planning assessment and intervention with handicapped children between 3 months and 5 years of age. The decision trees consist of a series of assessment questions leading to suggestions for intervention. Steps in using the decision trees are described and a case example presented.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
Preparation of this manuscript was supported in part by Special Education Programs, Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Department of Education, Grant #G008401614, and the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities. We thank Lesley Olswang, Carla Brooks, and Lou Rossetti for their kind remarks on an earlier draft of this paper.
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