Early Identification of Children at Risk

An International Perspective

  • William K. Frankenburg
  • Robert N. Emde
  • Joseph W. Sullivan

Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Early Identification of Children at Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William K. Frankenburg
      Pages 3-17
  3. New Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Norman Garmezy
      Pages 45-58
    3. Howard J. Markman, Deming Jones Leonard
      Pages 59-77
    4. Robert N. Emde, M. Ann Easterbrooks
      Pages 79-101
  4. New and Updated Approaches to Screening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Sandra K. Mitchell, Helen L. Bee, Mary A. Hammond, Kathryn E. Barnard
      Pages 117-132
    3. Screening Instruments

      1. William K. Frankenburg
        Pages 135-158
      2. Robert H. Bradley, Stephen L. Rock
        Pages 159-173
      3. Raymond A. Sturner, Sandra G. Funk, James A. Green
        Pages 175-184
      4. Keith E. Barnes
        Pages 185-191
      5. David H. Cooper, Dale C. Farran
        Pages 193-202
      6. Harry Ireton
        Pages 211-220
      7. Julian S. Haber, Marylee Norris
        Pages 221-228
    4. Selective Follow-Up of At-Risk Populations

    5. Experimental Efforts

      1. Joseph W. Sullivan
        Pages 267-277
      2. Jo Hermanns, Bernard Cats, Lya den Ouden
        Pages 279-285
  5. Regional and National Programs of Early Identification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Elizabeth Hrncir, Amy Goldfarb, Sandra Scarr, Kathleen McCartney
      Pages 289-302
    3. Antonio Berdasco, José R. Jordan
      Pages 303-308
    4. Corazon V. Madrazo, Phoebe Dauz Williams
      Pages 309-316
    5. Sung Chieh, Yueh-mei Chu, Shih-ying Lu, Tsui-hung Tang, Tze-tsai Wang
      Pages 329-332
    6. Xiang-yun Liu, Xi-ying Zhu, Mu-shi Zheng, Zhi-ping Kuo, Ling-ying Feng
      Pages 333-336
    7. Yueh-mei Chu, Tsui-hung Tang, Shih-ying Lu, Wei-ying Chen, Ying-ying Shih
      Pages 337-342
    8. Xiang-yun Liu, Xi-ying Zhu, Mu-shi Zheng, Zhi-ping Kuo, Ling-ying Feng
      Pages 343-346
    9. David Cadman, Larry Chambers, Steven Walter, David Sackett, William Feldman
      Pages 355-360
    10. Victor Weidtman
      Pages 369-373
    11. Salah Ali Taha, Amad Hassan Mahdi
      Pages 381-386
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 387-393

About this book


This volume contains contributions that are interdisciplinary and inter­ national. The editors believe this is an especially timely and promising enterprise, for both sources of diversity are needed for improving our abilities to identify the young child at risk and to prevent disability. In terms of diSciplines, the volume brings together papers by health care providers (such as pediatricians and public health nurses) as well as educators and psychologists. Each of these groups works in dissimilar settings and faces dissimilar problems: Health care providers seek sim­ ple identification procedures for use in busy primary care settings; psy­ chologists emphasize well-constructed research designs; and educators reflect the need for early identification and education. Each of these spe­ cialist groups has something to offer the other, but too often each tends to limit its publications and readings to its own discipline, thus failing to capitalize on a wider scope. of knowledge and practice. We hope that this selection of papers will allow all readers addressing the early iden­ tification of children at risk to generate a more integrated interdiscipli­ nary perspective. We also hope this volume reflects the sense of excitement that we feel from a sharing of international perspectives. There is no single ap­ proach to the early identification of children at risk that is universally applicable to all countries. In addition, approaches within each country vary because of availability of financial and human resources and dif­ fering expectations of local communities.


care child children education election health identification knowledge research

Editors and affiliations

  • William K. Frankenburg
    • 1
  • Robert N. Emde
    • 1
  • Joseph W. Sullivan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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