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Methodologic Guides for the Evaluation of Community Developmental Screening Programs

  • David Cadman
  • Larry Chambers
  • Steven Walter
  • David Sackett
  • William Feldman
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Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)

Abstract

A screening program is an organized effort to detect, among presumably developmentally normal children in the community, disabilities that were previously undetected. Such a program also includes all the events that must occur after screening if it is to benefit a community’s children. These include diagnostic confirmation, therapeutic and preventive intervention, and follow-up.

Keywords

Screening Program Screen Program Methodologic Guide Special Education School Public Policymaker 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • David Cadman
    • 1
  • Larry Chambers
    • 1
  • Steven Walter
    • 1
  • David Sackett
    • 1
  • William Feldman
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and Clinical Epidemiology and BiostatisticsMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada
  2. 2.Children’s Hospital of Eastern OntarioOttawaCanada

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