Our Role in Early Identification (CO UCEDD/LEND)

By Act Early Ambassador, Nancy Lewis, MPA, MS, CCC-SLP

January 9, 2017

We all know that early intervention plays a critical role in helping children with developmental delays achieve their maximum potential. But many are not identified before they enter kindergarten.

Clearly, we have far to go toward building a universal system of early and regular developmental/behavioral screening. What can we, as audiologists and speech-language pathologists, do to increase early identification and timely referral to early intervention (EI) programs-especially given the prevalence of communication delays in very young children?

Read the full article in The ASHA Leader