CLAS Special CollectionsChild Find Materials
About the Child Find Collection
Welcome to the Child Find Materials Special Collection. This collection from across the U. S. and its territories provides a listing of Child Find brochures, handbooks, and materials for distribution to families.
This collection highlights local and state efforts aimed at identifying young children who need special services. Materials in this collection are to raise awareness of families, medical professionals and child care workers about the indicators or "warning signs" of disabilities or developmental delays in young children.
We at CLAS are especially interested in materials targeting specific cultural groups and localities. We have searched for materials in a number of languages and for those which have unique design or presentation.
*We have received permission to provide full text options for all of the Child Find materials. Therefore they can be downloaded or printed.
We encourage you to adapt the information and format of these materials to your own situations and contexts. As you do so please remember to credit the originators of the material in your work.
Before you use these materials, please keep in mind that:
These materials have not been reviewed by CLAS. They are included in our database for the purpose of sharing information about innovative practices.
We caution you to carefully examine materials in other languages (original or translated) as they have not been reviewed by CLAS staff for their accuracy or appropriateness for their intended users or audience(s).
The Child Find Collection
- Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers with Disabilities: A Parent's Guide http://www.nichcy.org/InformationResources/Documents/NICHCY PUBS/pa2.pdf (this item is located outside of the CLAS site)
This booklet is designed to help families learn how to get help for their young children with special needs ages birth through five. Part 1 provides questions and answers about early intervention services for infants and toddlers who have a developmental delay or who are at risk of a developmental delay. It addresses evaluation and assessment, Individualized Family Service Plans, and parent associations. Part 2 includes questions and answers about special education programs and services for preschoolers with disabilities. Part 3 provides questions and answers about programs and services for rural, Native American, Adoptive/Foster, and Military Families and their young children with disabilities. The booklet also contains information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, a parent's dictionary of terms used in special education, resources for parents, and a parents' record-keeping worksheet.
- Birth to six prescreen chart for vision, hearing and development:
Amharic Ethiopian 1 / 2 / 3, Cambodian 1 / 2, Chinese 1 / 2, Farsi 1 / 2, Hmong 1 / 2, Hungarian 1 / 2, Korean 1 / 2 , Laotian 1 / 2, Polish 1 / 2, Russian 1 / 2, Spanish, Vietnamese 1 / 2
This prescreening chart gives a brief guideline for helping parents and professionals to recognize a child's possible problem areas in vision, hearing, and development. A range from birth to 6 years of development is given.
- Padres...Si ven algunes de estas señales...no Demoren! Spanish
This brochure is to raise parents awareness of infants muscle control. The focus age group is from birth through approximately fifteen months old. A few illustrations are provided of typical and problem postures that might be observed at different ages. The material states the possibility of movement disorders and the importance of early detection.
Sponsoring Agency: Pathways Awareness Foundation http://www.pathwaysawareness.org
- How I Grow: Birth through Five: A Guidebook for Parents
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/lsn/ecdc/ (this item is located outside of the CLAS site)
- Early intervention is critical
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Hmong, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese, Yiddish
State: New York
This brochure is dedicated to raising public awareness of early intervention. It describes available services and how parents could ask for help. On the back of the brochure is a developmental checklist. The material includes milestones from birth through age three. It includes toll-free telephone numbers for further information.
- Watch me grow English/ Sioux
State: South Dakota
This color-coded booklet provides a list of appropriate toys for young children of different age groups, from birth to five years of age. It also provides lists of behaviors most babies will exhibit at each age level. The behaviors are categorized under four developmental areas, which are gross motor, fine motor, communication, and social.
- Check us out: the sooner the better
State: Virgin Islands
This brochure gives a brief introduction to the early intervention and early childhood special education programs in the Virgin Islands. Parents are provided a checklist regarding a child's development in thinking, saying, doing, and playing.