Families of children with developmental delays are concerned with how to access support at an early age. This project sought to develop standardized methods for testing for developmental delays, and to design optimal individual treatment processes. The outcomes were shared with policy makers and leaders in the field in order to develop consensus on treatment, foster increased parental knowledge about early intervention, and provide an overview of the areas needing improvement, thereby motivating policy makers to fund or explore alternative models of service delivery.
A Dynamic Assessment of Early Intervention Models in Children with Developmental Delays: Creating a Paradigm Shift in Early Intervention Policy and Practice – http://sladeczekresearchteam.mcgill.ca/current_work.html#dynamic
The purpose of this research was to determine the efficacy of existing models of Early Childhood Intervention programs and their impact on health, wellness and the family environment for families of children with developmental delays. It is expected that this research will be used by policy makers and Early Intervention practitioners in reassessing and facilitating changes to current practices.
- Amount: $237,000
- Type: Project Grant
- Total Budget: $348,441
- Period: Jan 2005 to Dec 2009
McGill University Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology - http://www.mcgill.ca/edu-ecp/
- Project Leader: Ingrid Sladeczek
- Keywords: Developmental Delay , Early Intervention , Patient Assessment