How to Screening Instructions

How to Screening Instructions

How to Screening Instructions?

The purpose of the screening is to help teachers and parents gather and share information about students with specific attention to characteristics that might be early signs of learning disabilities.

The screeners allows teachers and parents to reflect systematically on their concerns and helps them recognize if the child would benefit from additional support.

The systematic and strategic observations will enable teachers and parents to gather information about children across developmental domains, determine levels of concern about children’s overall learning progress and their growth in specific areas of learning and behavior, and recognize children who might benefit from additional support for learning. The process and the results will inform communication and planning among parents, school personnel, and others.

Before completing the questionnaire, the respondents should have observed the student carefully in multiple settings and situations, for example in different classes and lessons, at home doing homework or reading a story with parents. It is highly advisable to have a teacher, teaching assistant and a parent complete the screener, answering as many questions as possible.

As an observer, your role can be passive or active, but what is most important is to actually report what you see or have experienced and not what you would like to see, so integrity is very important in gathering the correct information.

Should you have any questions, please email cornell@pecm-edu.org.