2014 Student Research Conference:
27th Annual Student Research Conference

Early Head Start Screenings: A Comparison of Guardian and Teacher Report with ELM- 2 Formal Screening Results
Kristin L. Dattilo* and Michelle Krahenbuhl
Dr. Janet Gooch and Prof. Ilene Elmlinger, Faculty Mentors

All children ages birth to 36 months in the Early Head Start program are required to be screened for hearing and language. These screenings allow for children at risk for communication disorders to be enrolled in intervention as quickly as possible. Guardians and teachers are the most knowledgeable regarding the abilities of the children in their care. A new guardian and teacher questionnaire was created and given to the caretaker to be filled out prior to the screening appointment. The researcher compared the speech and language abilities reported by the guardian and teacher with the score of the ELM-2. The goal of this study was to see where the discrepancies were between the result sources so that changes can be made to the screening process. This information will allow the Truman State Speech and Hearing Clinic to improve the reliability of screenings administered to the Early Head Start population.

Keywords: Speech-language Pathology, Early Head Start, Speech and Language Screenings, CMDS

Topic(s):Education
Communication Disorders

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 208-4
Location: VH 1324
Time: 10:15

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