developmental and social emotional screening
Coalition Goal. All children in southern Illinois will be screened for developmental and social emotional delays with appropriate and available resources to support next steps.
Screening is the first step in the early identification of children at risk for cognitive, motor, communication, or social-emotional delays.
These delays may interfere with a child's expected growth, learning, and development. These delays may also warrant further diagnosis, assessment, and evaluation. When screening results indicate a concern they should be followed by a thorough assessment before appropriate interventions and supports can be recommended.
Screening can take place in a variety of settings. Without effective coordination, some children are screened more than needed while other children who may need services can often slip through the cracks.
Coordinating a well Integrated, community-wide screening and early detection/child find systems help prevent this from happening.
As part of their participation in the Southern illinois Screening Collaborative Action Team,, Coalition members are working together to create such a system for our region so that all children are screened
For more information about the Collaborative or to learn more about developmental screening call 1-800-548-5563.