Management of an Early Detection Program: Supporting Helpful Features
Early identification; Early detection; Child Find; Screening; Developmental surveillance; Tracking; Management
Purpose of Review Young children and families need access to a system that can efficiently identify delay and/or disability. However, challenges exist in many communities where early detection efforts are mismanaged. The goal of this article is to describe current challenges with the management of an effective screening program, and describes possible management solutions. Recent Findings We found that a process-based model often used in the field of business can offer a useful heuristic for health, education, and social service fields engaged in early detection of delay/disability in early childhood. Summary In addition to offering a management model, we conclude with a sample case study providing illustrating family and professional collaboration in the early identification process.
Number of Pages
Current Developmental Disorders Report
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
Macy, Marisa; Glascoe, Frances Page; Ji, Yixuan; Macy, Robert; and Zhang, Bingbing, "Management of an Early Detection Program: Supporting Helpful Features" (2017). Faculty Scholarship and Creative Works. 711.