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Report of a Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Program for High-Risk Two-Year-Olds in Bermuda

  • Elizabeth Hrncir
  • Amy Goldfarb
  • Sandra Scarr
  • Kathleen McCartney
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Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)

Abstract

Screening has attracted widespread attention in recent years as a means of detecting and subsequently treating developmental problems (Frankenburg & Dodds, 1967). Screening programs are based on evidence that early identification and treatment of children with developmental handicaps can reverse or ameliorate problems before they become entrenched, and before children come to view themselves (and others come to view them) as defective (Bronfenbrenner, 1975; Fandal, Kemper, & Frankenburg, 1978; Gerber & Heber, 1977; Ramey & Campbell, 1979). Early identification of developmental delay has been shown to improve children’s responsiveness to treatment (Bronfenbrenner, 1975; Ramey & Brownlee, 1981).

Keywords

Discriminant Validity Home Environment Diagnostic Evaluation Behavior Management Conduct Disorder 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Hrncir
    • 1
  • Amy Goldfarb
    • 2
  • Sandra Scarr
    • 3
  • Kathleen McCartney
    • 4
  1. 1.Child Development ProjectHamiltonBermuda
  2. 2.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  4. 4.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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