Birth Characteristics Associated With Early Intervention Referral, Evaluation for Eligibility, and Program Eligibility in the First Year of Life

@article{Clements2006BirthCA,
  title={Birth Characteristics Associated With Early Intervention Referral, Evaluation for Eligibility, and Program Eligibility in the First Year of Life},
  author={Karen M. Clements and Wanda Denise Barfield and Milton Kotelchuck and Kimberly Gronsman Lee and Nancy R Wilber},
  journal={Maternal and Child Health Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={433-441}
}
Objectives: The Individual with Disabilities Education Act mandates Early Intervention (EI) services for infants and toddlers with developmental delay. We assessed the percentage of infants at risk for developmental delay due to characteristics present at birth who were referred to Massachusetts EI within 1 year of birth, evaluated for eligibility, and eligible for services. In addition, we identified birth characteristics that independently predicted 0–1 year program referral, evaluation, and… CONTINUE READING