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Description of the CICC Discovery Tool and Referral

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									        Description of The CICC Discovery Tool
                    and Referral System
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                The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
 The Three Main Purposes

           To EDUCATE parents and staff about normative
            child development during the first five years of life.

           To IDENTIFY whether a child has special needs that
            may require professional attention

           To REFER to appropriate professionals, services and
            educational resources


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                      The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
   The Tool Includes Two Types of
   Questionnaires

           11 Age-Specific Questionnaires Concerning
            Child Development

           A Questionnaire About Those Early Life
            Experiences or Risk Factors That Predispose
            Children to Having Disabilities or Other
            Special Needs.

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                     The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
        The 11 Age-Specific Questionnaires
           Birth through 3 months old                18 through 23 months old

           4 through 5 months old                    2 years through 2 years, 5
                                                       months
           6 through 8 months old
                                                      2 years, 6 months through 2
           9 through 11 months old                    years, 11 months


           12 through 14 months old                  3 years old


           15 through 17 months old                  4 years old

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                       The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
         If The Child Was Premature
  The Discovery Tool Adjusts for Prematurity

           Definition: A baby born before 37 weeks
            gestation (the time from conception to birth) is
            considered premature; when born before 32
            weeks, a child is considered significantly
            premature.

           Adjustment for Prematurity is made
            automatically online by the Discovery Tool.


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                     The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
  Each Age Specific Questionnaire
  Addresses Six Areas of Child
  Development:
       Physical and Motor Development
       Cognitive Development
       Language Development
       Sensory Development, including Sensory Integration
       Social and Emotional Development
       Self-Care Development
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                  The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
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        The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
   Within Each Age-Specific
   Questionnaire There Are Two Sections:


         Functional Skills
         Potential Problem
         Behaviors




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                 The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
                     Functional Skills
   Basic Functional Skills Which Scientific and Clinical Research
    Indicates the Average Child of a Certain Age Will Develop and
    Demonstrate

   Examples:
                 For a 4 to 5 month old child

  Body Movement - Physical Development and Motor Skills, such as:
                       “Does baby push ups”
                                 or
                    “Brings hands and toys to
                          his or her mouth”

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                    The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
          Potential Problem Behaviors
    Behaviors That May Interfere with a Child’s Ability to Learn and
     to Get Along with Others When They Occur or Do Not Occur
     During Certain Age Periods

    Examples:
     For a Child in the 2 year, 6 month through 2 year, 11 month
     age period
     Language Behaviors such as

                  “Staring into space or talking to self a lot”
                                      Or
                             “Not speaking at all”

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                      The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
                     CICC Discovery Tool
                Questionnaire on Risk Factors
            Those Early Life Experiences or Risk Factors That
             Predispose Children to Having Disabilities or Other
             Special Needs

            Examples:
             - Premature Birth
             - Low Birth Weight
             - Drug-Addicted Mother
             - Victim of Child Abuse
             - Seizures (Not Due to a Fever)
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                        The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
               SCORING SYSTEM
         CHILD MAY HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS IF USER INDICATES


    An Absence of Four or More Functional Skills From All
     Areas of Development, or
    An Absence of Two or More Functional Skills from One
     Area of Development, or
    The Presence of Three or More Potential Problems From
     All Areas of Development, or
    The Presence of Two or More Risk Factors Conditions


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                  The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
              Scoring System Purposes
            To Help Identify Children Who Have
             Disabilities or Other Special Needs, and to

            Help Identify Children Who May Have
             Early Signs of Special Needs so that They
             Can Be Helped Before Problems Become
             Severe.


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                    The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
    Interpretation of Results Statements
                    “Based on Your Answers,”

            “It Appears that this Child is Developing in a
                           Fine Fashion!”
                                 or

            “It Appears that this Child May Have Special
              Needs That May Benefit from Professional
                              Attention.”

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                      The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
         The Tool Provides Result Pages That Can
               Be Printed Out & Discussed




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                  The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
           The Tool Provides Referrals to
            Professionals and Agencies
         Pediatricians                             Head Start
         Psychologists                             Health Services
         Info & Referral                           Mental Health
          Agencies                                   Services
         School-Based                              Child Care
          Services                                   Services
         Early Intervention                        Child Protective
          Programs                                   Services
         Regional Centers
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                   The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
         The Tool Provides Information on How
          Professionals Define Special Needs


            The Functional Developmental Approach

            The Clinical Diagnostic Approach



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                    The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
     The Tool Provides & Connects Users with
       Information About The Causes and
       Treatment of Numerous Childhood
                   Disabilities
    Autistic Disorder                          Pervasive Developmental
    Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity             Disorder (PDD)
     Disorder (AD/HD)                           Reading and Learning
    Cerebral Palsy                              Disabilities (Briefing Paper)
                                                Severe and/or Multiple
    Deafness/Hearing Loss
                                                 Disabilities
    Down Syndrome                              Speech and Language
    Emotional Disturbance                       Impairments
    Epilepsy                                   Spina Bifida
    Learning Disabilities                      Traumatic Brain Injury
    Mental Retardation                         Visual Impairments
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                      The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
         The Tool Connects Users to Practical
         Guidelines for Coping with the Challenges
         of Having a Child with Special Needs

                  Behavioral Assessment, Plans and
                   Positive Support
                  Behavior Expertise
                  Behavior at Home
                  Behavior at School
                  Bullying

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                    The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
     The Tool Provides Links to Many Other
     Useful Web Sites
            Babycenter.com
            Parentcenter.com
            Family.com
            National Information and Referral Center for
             Children and Youth with Disabilities
            Internet Resources for Special Children
            American Society for Deaf Children
            Learning Disabilities Association of America
            Autism Society of America
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                    The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System
    The Tool Provides Access to Books and
    Videos That Users Can Obtain at a Discount
 Child Development Books                               Parenting Books
        and Guides                                        & Videos




                Books for Professionals




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               The CICC Discovery Tool and Referral System

								
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