First published in 1984. Screening and prevention are key issues in health, education and welfare, yet they are also extremely vague. Many professionals are unaware of what can be done and who should do it, particularly in the important area of screening young children for special educational or medical provision.
This book considers the problem from the standpoint of a whole range of professionals involved in education, health or social provision. Each chapter focuses on a number of points: problems faced by the professional in question; the sort of job screening procedures that exist or are possible; the sort of tests and assessments that are used; referral; and the sort of intervention procedures that are possible. Case study material is included throughout and the book concludes with a review of the problems of collaboration and of establishing an effective screening system. The book should thus be of immediate interest to students and professionals in a wide range of work that involves children.