Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1980

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Sam Rust, Jr.

Second Committee Member

Libby Nesselroad

Third Committee Member

Dale LeFevre


The purpose of this paper was to research criteria for screening for young, handicapped children with the intent of developing a single, comprehensive screening instrument. Analyses of existing screening devices and data from educators in the field were also included in the study.

The resulting screening instrument was designed to assess the developmental acquisition of skills. Major developmental areas included in the screening instrument are language skills, motor development, perceptual skills, cognitive development, social skills, and self-help skills.