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- NECTAC Screening and Diagnostic Assessment Instruments
A list of screening instruments, along with age range, test score requirements, and a time frame for use.
Page containing the First Steps Billing Manual, separated into sections including Service Authorization, Billing Authorization, Billing Options, Claim Rejections, and Claims Corrections.
Scientifically Based Research
As outlined in Section 303.112 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) “Appropriate early intervention services are based on scientifically based research, to the extent practicable’’ means that services and supports should be based on scientifically based research to the extent that it is feasible or possible, given the availability of scientifically based research concerning a particular early intervention service.
According to Section 9201(37) of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001, scientifically based research means research that involves the application of rigorous, systematic, and objective procedures to obtain reliable and valid knowledge relevant to education activities and programs. The definition goes on to define research methods, which can be viewed here: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/esea02/pg107.html#sec9101
The following national organizations have information for early intervention providers regarding research based practices:
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center – Evidence-Based Practices
- American Physical Therapy Association – Evidence & Research
- American Occupational Therapy Association – Evidence-Based Practice Resources
- American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – Evidence-Based Practice
- National Autism Center – National Standards Report
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Missouri Best Practice Guidelines for Screening, Diagnosis, and Assessment
- Autism Spectrum Disorders: Guide to Evidence-based Interventions - COMING SOON
Missouri Research and Demonstration Projects
The following projects demonstrate activities with infants and toddlers in the state of Missouri:
- Child Find Coordinator Pilot Project
- Missouri Department of Mental Health-Division of Developmental Disabilities
- Missouri Institute of Mental Health (MIMH)
- University of Missouri – Kansas City/Institute for Human Development (UMKC – IHD)