Families can access the screening tool here: https://firstwordsproject.com/screen-my-child/
The First Words Project is a research study conducted by the Florida State University Autism Institute in the College of Medicine, whose goal is “to improve screening tools and early detection of communication problems by maximizing the role of the family and to help families support their child’s development and access intervention services sooner.” To learn more about the First Words Project, click here: First Words Project at Florida State University
The ICC-Recommended Early Start Personnel Manual (ESPM) describes core knowledge and role-specific competencies needed for early intervention service provision, incorporating current research and evidence in the field of early intervention. To access the ESPM, CLICK HERE.
- Core Knowledge (CK):
- CK2: The role of primary social and emotional relationships as the foundation for early learning.
- CK5: The importance of play as context, method and outcome of learning.
- CK6: The sequences of development and the interrelationships among developmental areas/factors, including:
- Receptive and expressive communication skills, including second language acquisition
- Social development
- Identification and Referral (IR):
- IR2 (EIS): Knows formal and informal screening tools and procedures that are play-based and culturally and linguistically appropriate (including the use of observation and documentation).