- Improve timeliness of identification, referral and entry into early intervention services.
- Improve access to EI/ECSE, especially for underserved populations.
Timely intervention services are critical for optimizing developmental, health, and behavioral outcomes for young children.
- Conduct an environmental scan of selected state data systems, and effective and evidence-based childfind strategies.
- Develop pilot benchmark indicators.
- Gather input from key stakeholders and experts.
- Pilot test benchmarks in three counties in Oregon.
- Develop a final draft of benchmarks.
- Benchmarks can be field tested in a variety of state early intervention/early childhood special education (EI/ECSE) systems and investigated in terms of reliability, utility, and validity.
- Benchmarks have the potential to improve timelines for families who are accessing early intervention services for the first time.
Principal Investigators: Jane Squires, Debra Eisert,
Project Coordinator: Elizabeth Twombly,
Project Staff: Kris Funk, Kristen Kellems, Kimberly Murphy
For more information, please contact:
University of Oregon Early Intervention Program
901 E. 18th St., Suite 139
Eugene, OR 97403
Funded by: AUCD, Centers for Disease Control RTOI #449