We need universal screening for early childhood development

There is a gap in education between the knowledge of prevention and the act of prevention. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics early universal screening for the risk of learning disabilities leads to better intervention, improved student performance throughout her or his education career, and less money invested in IEPs. Yet, we do not embrace universal testing in our K-12 education system. Today’s interview with Dr. Vincent Alfonso, dean the School of Education at Gonzaga University, dives into the world of early childhood development testing, why we do and do not test more, what can be done in your school to help support your special education program and opportunities to improve your processes.  READ MORE

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