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Description of The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System. DESC1. The Three Main Purposes. To EDUCATE parents and staff about normative child development during the first five years of life.

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Description of The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System

The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System

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the three main purposes
The Three Main Purposes
  • To EDUCATE parents and staff about normative child development during the first five years of life.
  • To IDENTIFY whether a child has special needs that may require professional attention
  • To REFER to appropriate professionals, services and educational resources

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the tool includes two types of questionnaires
The Tool Includes Two Types of Questionnaires
  • 11 Age-Specific Questionnaires Concerning Child Development
  • A Questionnaire About Those Early Life Experiences or Risk Factors That Predispose Children to Having Disabilities or Other Special Needs.

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the 11 age specific questionnaires
Birth through 3 months old

4 through 5 months old

6 through 8 months old

9 through 11 months old

12 through 14 months old

15 through 17 months old

18 through 23 months old

2 years through 2 years, 5 months

2 years, 6 months through 2 years, 11 months

3 years old

4 years old

The 11 Age-Specific Questionnaires

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if the child was premature t he discovery tool adjusts for prematurity
If The Child Was PrematureThe Discovery Tool Adjusts for Prematurity
  • Definition: A baby born before 37 weeks gestation (the time from conception to birth) is considered premature; when born before 32 weeks, a child is considered significantly premature.
  • Adjustment for Prematurity is made automatically online by the Discovery Tool.

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each age specific questionnaire addresses six areas of child development
Each Age Specific Questionnaire Addresses Six Areas of Child Development:
  • Physical and Motor Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Language Development
  • Sensory Development, including Sensory Integration
  • Social and Emotional Development
  • Self-Care Development

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Functional Skills

Potential Problem Behaviors

Within Each Age-Specific

Questionnaire There Are Two Sections:

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functional skills
Functional Skills
  • Basic Functional Skills Which Scientific and Clinical Research Indicates the Average Child of a Certain Age Will Develop and Demonstrate
  • Examples:

For a 4 to 5 month old child

Body Movement - Physical Development and Motor Skills, such as:

“Does baby push ups”

or

“Brings hands and toys to

his or her mouth”

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potential problem behaviors
Potential Problem Behaviors
  • Behaviors That May Interfere with a Child’s Ability to Learn and to Get Along with Others When They Occur or Do Not Occur During Certain Age Periods
  • Examples:

For a Child in the 2 year, 6 month through 2 year, 11 month age period

Language Behaviors such as

“Staring into space or talking to self a lot”

Or

“Not speaking at all”

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cicc discovery tool questionnaire on risk factors
CICC Discovery ToolQuestionnaire on Risk Factors
  • Those Early Life Experiences or Risk Factors That Predispose Children to Having Disabilities or Other Special Needs
  • Examples:

- Premature Birth

- Low Birth Weight

- Drug-Addicted Mother

- Victim of Child Abuse

- Seizures (Not Due to a Fever)

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scoring system child may have special needs if user indicates
SCORING SYSTEMCHILD MAY HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS IF USER INDICATES
  • An Absence of Four or More Functional Skills From All Areas of Development, or
  • An Absence of Two or More Functional Skills from One Area of Development, or
  • The Presence of Three or More Potential Problems From All Areas of Development, or
  • The Presence of Two or More Risk Factors Conditions

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scoring system purposes
Scoring System Purposes
  • To Help Identify Children Who Have Disabilities or Other Special Needs, and to
  • Help Identify Children Who May Have Early Signs of Special Needs so that They Can Be Helped Before Problems Become Severe.

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interpretation of results statements
Interpretation of Results Statements

“Based on Your Answers,”

  • “It Appears that this Child is Developing in a Fine Fashion!”

or

  • “It Appears that this Child May Have Special Needs That May Benefit from Professional Attention.”

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the tool provides result pages that can be printed out discussed
The Tool Provides Result Pages That Can Be Printed Out & Discussed

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the tool provides referrals to professionals and agencies
The Tool Provides Referrals to Professionals and Agencies
  • Pediatricians
  • Psychologists
  • Info & Referral Agencies
  • School-Based Services
  • Early Intervention Programs
  • Regional Centers
  • Head Start
  • Health Services
  • Mental Health Services
  • Child Care Services
  • Child Protective Services

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the tool provides information on how professionals define special needs
The Tool Provides Information on How Professionals Define Special Needs
  • The Functional Developmental Approach
  • The Clinical Diagnostic Approach

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The Tool Provides & Connects Users with Information About The Causes and Treatment of Numerous Childhood Disabilities
  • Autistic Disorder
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Deafness/Hearing Loss
  • Down Syndrome
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Epilepsy
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Mental Retardation
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
  • Reading and Learning Disabilities (Briefing Paper)
  • Severe and/or Multiple Disabilities
  • Speech and Language Impairments
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairments

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The Tool Connects Users to Practical Guidelines for Coping with the Challenges of Having a Child with Special Needs
  • Behavioral Assessment, Plans and

Positive Support

  • Behavior Expertise
  • Behavior at Home
  • Behavior at School
  • Bullying

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the tool provides links to many other useful web sites
The Tool Provides Links to Many Other Useful Web Sites
  • Babycenter.com
  • Parentcenter.com
  • Family.com
  • National Information and Referral Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
  • Internet Resources for Special Children
  • American Society for Deaf Children
  • Learning Disabilities Association of America
  • Autism Society of America

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the tool provides access to books and videos that users can obtain at a discount

Parenting Books

& Videos

Books for Professionals

The Tool Provides Access to Books and Videos That Users Can Obtain at a Discount

Child Development Books and Guides

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