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The Carolina Curriculum is an assessment and intervention program designed for use with young children from birth to five who have mild to severe disabilities. Professionals in home-, school-, or center-based environments will improve children’s outcomes by systematically using this easy-to-use, criterion-referenced system that clearly links assessment with intervention and lets them work closely with the child’s teachers, family members, and other service providers.

Project Name
Carolina Curriculum Assessment
Client
Infants, Toddlers, Prechoolers
Location
Bucharest

The Carolina Curriculum for Infants & Toddlers with Special Needs (CCITSN), Third Edition, is designed for use with children who are functioning in the birth to 36-month developmental range.

The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs (CCPSN), Second Edition, is designed for use with children in the 24–60-month range.

In each of the age-specific volumes, all the areas to be assessed are clearly laid out in logical sequences in an Assessment Log. Each item on the assessment tool is linked directly to a curriculum item that describes procedures for teaching the assessed skill. Assessment is linked to intervention through hierarchies of developmental tasks that are both relevant to typical routines and pertinent to long-term adaptation—thus integrating the intervention in a meaningful way into the child’s life.

The Carolina Curriculum

  • provides a comprehensive picture of a child’s development
  • includes suggestions for modifications of the items to accommodate children’s sensory or motor limitations
  • directly links assessment and intervention
  • is easy to use and flexible
  • helps providers track children’s progress clearly

Project Details

Celebrate milestones. Every family looks forward to seeing a child’s first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screenings with the support of early childhood providers help raise awareness of a child’s development, making it easier to expect and celebrate developmental milestones.

All of our children need support in the early years to make sure they stay healthy and happy. Just like hearing and vision screenings assure that children can hear and see clearly, developmental and behavioral screenings assure that children are making developmental progress, in areas such as language, social, or motor development. Screening is a regular part of growing up.

Project Name
Ages and Stages Developmental Screening (ASQ-3; ASQ:SE-2)
Client
Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers ( 2 to 60 months)
Location
Bucharest, Romania

Screenings can help kids succeed in and beyond their school years. With regular screenings, families, teachers, and other professionals can assure that young children get the services and supports they need, as early as possible to help them thrive alongside their peers.

Families are children’s first and most important teachers. Combining the love and knowledge families have of their children with tools, guidance, and tips recommended by experts, can help optimize the developmental support children receive.

What is the Purpose of Developmental Screening?

Screening provides a quick snapshot of a child’s health and developmental status and indicates whether further evaluation is needed to identify potential difficulties that might necessitate interventions or special education services.

Important considerations regarding developmental screenings that parents should be aware of include:

  • Screenings are designed to be brief
  • Screenings cannot capture the full range of development, skill, or capacity among children. Because screenings are designed to identify risk or potential developmental issues, they tend to focus on distinguishing developmental skills and abilities in the lower range of performance and are not useful for capturing skills and abilities in the higher range of performance.
  • Screening only indicates the possible presence of developmental delay or difference and cannot definitively identify or describe the nature or extent of a disability.
  • Screening must be followed by a more comprehensive and formal evaluation process in order to confirm or disconfirm any red flags raised by the screening procedure.

Ages and Stages (ASQ-3)

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires-3rd Edition (ASQ-3) is a developmental screening system made up of 21 age-specific questionnaires completed by parents or primary caregivers of young children. The questionnaires can identify children who are in need of further assessment to determine whether they are eligible for early intervention or early childhood special education services.

Developmental domains addressed in the developmental screener, as stated by the publisher:
• Gross motor
• Fine motor
• Problem solving
• Personal-social
• An overall section addresses general parental concerns.

Ages and Stages Questionnaires-Social-Emotional (ASQ:SE)

The Ages and Stages Questionnaires-Social Emotional (ASQ:SE) is a developmental screener designed to complement the Ages and Stages Questionnaires by providing information specifically addressing the social and emotional behavior of children.1 The ASQ:SE identifies infants and young children whose social or emotional development requires further evaluation to determine if a referral for intervention services is necessary

The ASQ:SE is intended for use at six month intervals between 6 months and 3 years of age, and then at one year intervals through age 5.

Developmental domains addressed in the developmental screener, as stated by the publisher:
• Self-regulation
• Compliance
• Communication
• Adaptive functioning
• Autonomy
• Affect
• Interaction with people

Info:

The Assessment is done by Psih. Madalina Simion

Price: 200 RON

Duration: 60 minutes